2012-13 college basketball schedules are being finalized, and with that comes an exciting outlook of which games to look forward to watching next season.
CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman recently ranked the top 54 non-conference college basketball contests of the 2012-13 season, in which the Pac-12 makes a solid presence with nine games. The UCLA Bruins, Arizona Wildcats, USC Trojans, California Bears, Stanford Cardinal and Washington Huskies all made Goodman's list.
Last season the Pac-12 failed to beat any non-conference AP Top 25 opponents in the regular season (Colorado beat then-No. 23 UNLV in the NCAA tournament).
Here is a breakdown of the non-conference games involving Pac-12 teams that made Goodman's ranking.
Missing from this list are potential match-ups that could occur at various tournaments. For example Washington could be playing Ohio State depending on each team’s performance at the Hall of Fame Classic. USC will be playing in the Maui invitational, which will also feature UNC, Texas, Marquette, Butler, Mississippi State, Illinois and host Chaminade and so on with other Pac-12 teams and tournaments.
(Numbers indicate Goodman’s ranking in his top 54 non-conference 2012-13 season games.)