The Pac-12 men’s basketball preseason media selections were announced and Dana Altman’s club is expected to compete for yet another conference title.
UCLA was picked to win the Pac-12 after advancing to the Sweet 16 last season and the Bruins bring back a lot of that team. Arizona was picked to finish second and then the Ducks.
Oregon also brings back a lot of last year’s team, including super senior point guard Will Richardson. The Ducks’ chemistry also got a jump on the competition with their five-game tour of Canada in the offseason. Here’s how the media that covers the Conference of Champions on a daily basis think about how things will shake out in the Pac-12.
California Golden Bears
Washington State Cougars
Arizona State Sun Devils
239 points (1 first-place vote)
336 points (3 first-place votes)
352 points (3 first-place votes)
386 points (26 first-place votes)