Many of the dozen teams that comprise the Pac-12 are nationally competitive and close to half have a real shot at the NCAA Tournament. Still, our 2018-19 Pac-12 college basketball preview finds it doubtful that any of the teams in this conference will go deep into March Madness. Last year at the Big Dance, the conference went 0-3. However, there are some very sound and competitive teams in this conference, including Oregon, Washington, UCLA, and USC.
To find out more about each of these top clubs and all of the teams in this conference, utilize our entire Pac-12 college basketball preview. You’ll find it to be useful throughout the basketball season, because it provides insightful information and essential facts for each team. In addition to using it as a foundation source, make sure that you continue to check our men’s college basketball pages throughout the season, as we will be updating them with important information.
2018-19 Pac-12 College Basketball Preview – Teams
Here’s a quick sketch of each of the dozen Pac-12 men’s basketball teams. Use the links below to go to the 2018-19 Pac-12 college basketball preview of each team.
Arizona – Cats need transfers to excel as they lose 5 starters and have low-ranked recruits
Arizona State – Devils lose perimeter shooters but see solid transfers and recruits come in
California – Golden Bear defense is weaker than last year when ranked 11th in Pac-12
Colorado – Sophomore forward McKinley Wright IV is a top star, however not much else here
Oregon – Tough defense led by league’s best shot blocker Wooten, this team may win Pac-12
Oregon State – Tinkle and Thompson are one of the best scoring duos in the conference
Stanford – Forward Reid Travis, top scorer and rebounder, transfers to Kentucky and Cardinal are done
UCLA – Hands and Wilkes forego NBA, which means there’s pressure on this team to win big
USC – Two top-50 recruits who can score arrive to join vet high-end shooter Boatwright
Utah – The Utes are in transitional mode in 2018-19
Washington – All key players return as coach Hopkins delivered 21 wins in his first year
Washington State – Forward Robert Franks should lead Pac-12 in scoring but State will struggle
2018-19 Pac-12 College Basketball Preview – Projected Order of Finish
- Arizona State
- Oregon State
- Washington State