In a conference that is starving to return to the glory years of seasons past, the Pac-12 appears to be on the upswing thanks to an incoming freshman class that is littered with talent. Last season there was a feeling of frustration and bewilderment, considering the once-mighty Pac-12 received one at-large bid (California) to go along with Pac-12 tournament champion Colorado, which received an automatic bid.
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