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    Since When Is the Pac-10 Good At Basketball?

    There are 6 teams from the Pac-10 in the USA Today Top 25. There are only 3 from the Big 12 and ACC.

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    Re: Since When Is the Pac-10 Good At Basketball?

    UCLA and Arizona almost always good. Oregon has been good the last couple of years. Floyd is bringing up USC and got the next great hype in Mayo. Washington St very good last year.

    While the Big 12 has had a lack of strength with the middle teams. OU, OSU, Mizzu, ISU teams that have been strong in the past so much last year.


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    Re: Since When Is the Pac-10 Good At Basketball?

    Since when has the Pac-10 been good at basketball? How about "pretty much always"? The Pac-10 may not get the publicity that East Coast leagues like the Big East and the ACC, but they've been playing good basketball out West almost since James Naismith hung that first peach basket.

    Obviously, UCLA's tradition is second to none, and Arizona has been a national power on the level of a North Carolina or Duke for more almost 25 years under Lute Olson. Furthermore, Oregon, Cal, and Stanford have won national titles, and Arizona State, Oregon State, USC, Washington, and Washington State have all made Final Four appearances.

    Maybe the bottom halves of leagues like the ACC and SEC are stronger than the lower division of the Pac-10, but the top half of the Pac-10 is every bit as good as any other league in the country.



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    Re: Since When Is the Pac-10 Good At Basketball?

    They might have been the best conference last year. Almost certainly the second best.

    Quality teams: Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Cal, Washington State

    Pretty much every team except Az State and Oregon State.



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