Some programs have done far better than expected this season, while others have underwhelmed. Michelle Smith puts six teams on each list.
A top recruit who lost her father and basketball career, Tierra Rogers fought through heartbreak and depression to inspire her teammates at Cal.
Cal commit Mikayla Cowling hopes to follow in the footsteps of big sister and Loyola Marymount star Alex Cowling.
Two teams joined the conference -- Utah and Colorado -- and four teams have new coaches calling the shots this year.