I agree. I think that West Coast bias might be coming into play on that. The Pac-12 has two of the top four or five teams in the country heading into the season also.
I have no idea about the Pac-12 Media Days issue. One would think that a power conference with at least three teams (possibly five, if you include Arizona and Arizona State, and you should) in the Preseason Top 25 would get airtime.
I will ask about it next time I'm on the phone with the editors. (Should be this coming Thursday.)