Commentary

Burning questions facing Pac-12

Will UCLA miss Pauley? Is Arizona lost without Williams?

Updated: November 1, 2011, 12:06 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb | ESPN Insider
Allen CrabbeKyle Terada/US PresswireA lot of talent left the Pac-12 after last season, and Allen Crabbe and Cal are ready to step up.

Editor's note: For the next several weeks, the college basketball experts of ESPN Insider will examine the key questions facing some of the nation's top conferences as we prepare for the 2011-12 season. Today, Doug Gottlieb examines the Pac-12.

1. How much will the Pauley Pavilion renovations hinder UCLA this season?

Much is being made of the fact that the Bruins won't get to play on their legendary home court while it is being renovated this season, but the truth of the matter is that Pauley Pavilion was never that much of home-court advantage anyway.