After getting snubbed at every turn in March's NCAA tournament, the Pac-12 has good reason to come into 2013-14 with a chip on its shoulder.
The league should be even stronger top-to-bottom than it was a season ago when it earned five NCAA bids (all seeded sixth or worse) and turned them into a pair of Sweet 16 entrants.
One team looking to get in on this season's Big Dance (for the first time since 2009) is the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Superstar point guard Jahii Carson is back in Tempe with a year of experience under his belt, and he won't have to worry about being the team’s only viable scoring option this time around.
Read on for a look at the new arrival joining Carson in the backcourt, along with previews of all the rest of the teams in the Pac-12, presented in projected order of finish.
You'll also find projections for some of the league's award winners (including Player of the Year) and a pick for who will be crowned Pac-12 tournament champion.