The Arizona Wildcats, a year after winning the regular-season Pac-10 title, is picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 by Lindy’s College Basketball Annual.
Consider it a close race, however.
Lindy’s ranks Cal No. 11 in the nation, Washington at No. 15, UCLA at No. 20 and Arizona at 22nd.
Although I wrote the Arizona team preview for Lindy’s — as well as a feature on coach Sean Miller — I didn’t have any input in the rankings. Those four teams are clearly the top tier of the conference, and the Sporting News sees that quartet in a different order:
Arizona, UCLA, Cal and Washington.
Sporting News ranks the Wildcats 12th.
Lindy’s selected Arizona junior forward Solomon Hill and senior guard Kyle Fogg each were selected as third-team All-Pac-12.