Posted by Pacman on October 11, 2017 at 20:19:21:
In Reply to: Re: UCLA picked to finish #1 in conference posted by Coach on October 11, 2017 at 19:42:36:
: : For the second year in a row, UCLA has been selected by the coaches to lead the Pac12. Last season, UCLA finished a disappointing 4th. It must be noted that this will be the final season for UCLA's heralded #1 class and if there is another disappointing season, Coach Close will have had a #1 class that did not win the conference, did not win the conference tournament, did not get to the Final Four and did not have one player from the group become an AA. That's some serious food for thought.
: : Biggest drop is Washington which went from 3rd last year to dead last but I believe this is correct. I think Cal is a bit high and USC and Arizona might be a tad low. The team to watch for, I think is Oregon.
: : 1) UCLA
: : 2) Oregon tie
: : 2) Stanford tie
: : 4) Oregon State
: : 5) Cal
: : 6) ASU
: : 7) WSU
: : 8) USC
: : 9) Utah
: : 10) Colorado
: : 11) Arizona
: : 12) Washington
: Close doesn't know how to beat the big time Coaches!
A very nice lady but UCLA will probably never reach the top tier with her. She really does seem a lot like Kathy Olivier. Excellent recruiter, everyone likes her but is a mediocre coach. I looked up her record and overall she's .612 and conference she's .602, which is pretty inexcusable. Oliviers record at UCLA was .527, .526.
She never put distance between her program and USC and Trakh has the potential to put USC in front, which would be very sad.
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