In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner writes that it's no secret that the Pac-12 has struggled to compete in men's basketball recently. But with several key changes in place, the tide might be about to turn out West.
Cal and Washington are the favorites in a league with three new coaches and a plethora of top freshmen entering the fray. Who else will contend in the rebuilding Pac-10?
UCLA is the class of the Pac-10 after the early signing period, but keep an eye on Oregon and a few other classes as well.
Come big or don't come at all with some big and talented front lines in the Pac-10 this year, writes Ed Graney.
In a year where none of the top Pac-10 contenders are dominant, a precocious freshman could tilt things in Arizona's favor.