With college expansion in the Pac-10 possibly beginning in 2011 (Utah and Colorado), this fall could be the last year of traditional Pac-10 basketball.
Rewind twelves months ago, the 2009-2010 season was not a banner year for the Pac-10.
Only Washington and California made the NCAA tournament, a far cry from the number of schools the conference is use to sending.
With revamped rosters and highly touted recruiting classes, the Pac-10 should bounce back to form when the season starts again in November.
Just out of the top five is Washington State. The Klay Thompson-led squad that finished in last place a year ago, is now poised to make a leap in the standings.