Cal's breakthrough in 2013 gives the rest of the Pac-12 Conference's teams hope that they are closing the gap with perennial favorite Stanford.
Stanford has been picked by the Pac-12 coaches to win the conference title again this season behind reigning Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike.
Caught in a late-season slump, Washington hopes the home-court advantage at Seattle's KeyArena will help it turn things around in the Pac-12 tournament.
Stanford has reigned in the Pac-12 for a dozen years. Will this be the season it is knocked from the throne? Read on for our predictions for the league.
Stanford and Cal struggled but earned their places in the Pac-12 final.
The Pac-10 is considering a compromise that would have California and Stanford placed with the Northwest region schools to secure a north-south division split.
No. 20 George Washington 55, No. 10 California 53
With all-everything Candice Wiggins and an imposing front line leading the charge, Stanford is eyeing another deep run in March.
In a vote of the 10 Conference coaches, Stanford senior forward Nicole Powell has been named the 2003-04 Pacific-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Year.