These are no Siskels and Eberts, but a handful of Pac-12 beat writers had the best – or worst? – view of what was one rotten men’s basketball season. Jeff Faraudo of the Oakland Tribune (Cal), Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic (Arizona State), Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune (Washington) and Tom Kensler of the Denver Post (Colorado) join the Daily News’ Jon Gold for a roundtable discussion on what doomed the conference…and what it can do to fix itself.
8) Predict next year’s top three teams?
Jon Gold: Arizona, UCLA, Washington
Jeff Faraudo: Kind of depends on who comes and goes between now and then. Most of the conference should be improved. Let’s say: 1. Arizona. 2. UCLA. 3. Oregon . . . or Oregon State or Cal or Stanford or Washington.
Doug Haller: Arizona, UCLA, Washington
Bill Oram: Arizona, UCLA, Colorado
Ryan Divish: UCLA, Arizona and Washington. Of course, the Huskies could be dramatically different if both Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten leave. So that could change my pick to Colorado or Oregon State.
Tom Kensler: 1. Washington, 2, Arizona, 3, UCLA.