John Gasaway ranks teams with new head coaches based on the amount of talent each new coach is inheriting. Steve Alford figures to be in good shape at UCLA, as he takes over a skilled and experienced roster.
John Gasaway provides four initial NCAA tournament observations, including why the Gonzaga Bulldogs weren't given as generous a draw as some may think. He also writes about Florida's chance to reach the Sweet 16.
John Gasaway writes that the Pac-12's big three -- Oregon, Arizona and UCLA -- are legitimate threats to succeed in March, regardless of the Pac-12's current reputation. He also handicaps the league's regular-season title race.