- Kevin Pelton, ESPN Staff Writer
2012-13: 27-8 (12-6 Pac-12) Lost to Ohio State 73-70, Sweet 16
In-conference offense: 1.06 points per possession (1st)
In-conference defense: 0.98 points per possession (5th)
Five years after Lute Olson's retirement and the turbulent few months that followed, the Arizona Wildcats have firmly re-established themselves as the class of the Pac-12 under Sean Miller. Despite failing to win either the regular-season crown or the Pac-12 tournament, Arizona was the conference's best team a season ago and reached the Sweet 16 for the second time in the past three years. The Wildcats should be back.
Led by freshman phenom Aaron Gordon, Sean Miller has a young team, but a deep one. This is, on paper, the Pac-12's best group.