Last season Arizona was able to capture the regular season Pac-12 crown due in large part to the play of Derrick Williams. He has since departed for the NBA but ‘Zona still has a talented team that will be led by Solomon Hill and Kyle Fogg.
However the team with the most returning talent, which may be surprising to some, is California. Four of the top-10 scorers in the league from last season are returning this year, and three belong to Cal. This looks to be a pretty big advantage for the Bears but they still have some flaws. I look for it to be a very close race among Cal, UCLA, ‘Zona, and Washington.
Overall this seems to be a down year for both team and individual talent in the Pac-12 as there are no clear-cut favorites or individual stars but it should be an exciting race to the title. So lets take a look at the top players to watch and predict the standings. Continue reading