For the first time since 1999, the media that covers the Pac-12 picked somebody other than Stanford to win the conference title. Michelle Smith says Cal is the favorite, too.
After rallying to take Georgia to overtime, Cal clinched its first trip to the Final Four.
Cal pulled away from LSU in the second half to reach its first Elite Eight.
The Cardinal and Golden Bears split their regular-season series, playing twice in the same week in January. Cal's win at Stanford ended the Cardinal's 81-game conference win streak.