Our annual Pac-12 basketball survey has been expanded this season to include not only newspaper beat writers and columnists, but media who cover the conference either online or on television. Our 28 panelists cast their votes at various times over the past week. Not all of them voted in every category.
Pac-12 basketball media survey results
(Place, name, school, votes)
Pac-12 Player of the Year
1. Jorge Gutierrez, Cal 21
2. Tony Wroten, Washington 4
3t. Jared Cunningham, Ore. St. 1
Devoe Joseph, Oregon 1
Boycotting category 1
"Jorge Gutierrez is a multidimensional guy who sustains himself on toughness and effort, then talent." -- Bill Oram, Salt Lake Tribune.
"Jorge Gutierrez. There are other players with better stats and with brighter NBA futures. Gutierrez does more for his team than any other player." -- Ryan Divish, Tacoma News Tribune.
"Tony Wroten. He can hurt you in so many ways. On the drive, on the offensive boards, with his passing and by drawing fouls." -- Doug Haller, Arizona Republic.
1. Jorge Gutierrez, Cal 28
2t. Brock Motum, Wash. St. 21
Tony Wroten, Washington 21
4. Jared Cunningham, Ore. St. 20
5. Terrence Ross, Washington 16
Also: Andre Roberson, Colorado 15; Devoe Joseph, Oregon 7; Solomon Hill, Arizona 5; E.J. Singler, Oregon 3; Allen Crabbe, Cal 2; Kyle Fogg, Arizona; Josh Owens, Stanford 1 each.
Coach of the Year
1. Tad Boyle, Colorado 13
2. Dana Altman, Oregon 7
3t. Mike Montgomery, Cal 3
Lorenzo Romar, Washington 3
Also: Sean Miller, Arizona 1.
"Tad Boyle. It's possible the Pac-12 media didn't know squat about CU, but to keep a team picked to tie for 10th relevant until the final week of the year is COTY worthy." -- Pat Finley, Arizona Daily Star.
"Dana Altman. He took a team with midlevel talent and finished third and on the bubble for the NCAA tournament." -- Kevin Hampton, Corvallis Gazette-Times.
"Lorenzo Romar. Picked fourth, finished first. The Huskies lost four players and 56 points from last year's team. Lost Scott Suggs to season-ending foot injury. And yet, Washington finished with its second best conference record in school history." -- Percy Allen, Seattle Times.
Pac-12's most surprising team
1. Colorado 22
2. Oregon 3
3. UCLA 2
Also: Washington 1.
"Colorado. Everyone knows his role. Everyone plays together. The Buffs are a fun team to watch." -- Doug Haller, Arizona Republic.
Pac-12's most disappointing team
1. UCLA 15
2. Oregon State 9
3. Stanford 3
Also: Arizona State 1.
"UCLA. A complete departure from most Ben Howland teams. They're soft, have bad guard play. Bad shot selection, and Josh Smith has all the skills and no desire. John Wooden would roll over in his grave." -- Barry Tompkins, FSN play-by-play.
"You could argue that Oregon State has the fourth-best talent in the conference and yet they won six Pac-12 games. That's baffling." -- Doug Haller, Arizona Republic.
"Oregon State. The preseason success was obviously fool's gold, but the talent was there. The wins just weren't." -- Bill Oram, Salt Lake Tribune.
Where UCLA would have finished with Reeves Nelson
1. About the same 8
2. Lower 7
3. Higher 5
"Based on revelations from Sports Illustrated, I would guess lower, if they didn't implode entirely and cancel the season." -- Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star.
"About the same. UCLA was awful even with Nelson early in the season. We now know that for all his ability, he was harming the team in other ways." -- Bill Oram, Salt Lake Tribune.
Biggest impact incoming Division I transfer
1. Devoe Joseph, Oregon 23
2. Justin Cobbs, Cal 4
"Devoe Joseph. The Minnesota transfer has been a headache to guard. He can shoot it, he can drive it, and he's a big reason why the Ducks are in the hunt for an NCAA bid." -- Christian Caple, Spokane Spokesman Review.
Biggest impact departed D-I transfer
1. Mike Moser, UCLA to UNLV 13
2. Drew Gordon, UCLA to N.Mex. 7
Also: Xavier Thames, Washington State to San Diego St.; Jeff Withey, Arizona to Kansas, 1 each.
"Mike Moser, UNLV from UCLA, heads the all-star team of former Bruins." -- Bud Withers, Seattle Times.
"Drew Gordon. The best player on a New Mexico team that won a share of the best Mountain West Conference in a generation." -- Pat Finley, Arizona Daily Star.
Non-senior who should consider NBA DRAFT
1. Tony Wroten, Washington 12
2. Terrence Ross, Washington 9
3. Jared Cunningham, Ore. St. 2
Also: Andre Roberson, Colorado 1.
"Tony Wroten. He can work on his jump shot in the pros, when he won't have to go to class." -- Pat Finley, Arizona Daily Star.
"Wroten. Game tailor-made for the next level." -- Marquess Johnson, FSN analyst.
"Terrence Ross. He looks like a pro and plays like a pro, and is a classic two guard. Plus, he's a likely first-round pick." -- Jake Curtis, freelance basketball writer.
"Jared Cunningham. Why return and experience another disappointing season." -- Doug Haller, Arizona Republic.
Non-senior who should not consider NBA DRAFT
1. Jared Cunningham, Ore. St. 7
2. Tony Wroten, Washington 5
3t. Allen Crabbe, Cal 3
Andre Roberson, Colorado 3
Josiah Turner, Arizona 3
Also: Solomon Hill, Arizona; Brock Motum, Washington St.; Terrence Ross, Washington; Joshua Smith, UCLA, 1 each.
"Tony Wroten. He has too many holes in his game to try to fix them at the NBA level." -- Christian Caple, Spokane Spokesman Review.
Coach on the hot seat next season
1. Ben Howland, UCLA 13
2. Kevin O'Neill, USC 4
3. Craig Robinson, Ore. St. 3
Also: Johnny Dawkins, Stanford; Herb Sendek, Arizona State, 2 each; Ken Bone, Washington St., 1.
"Just one? Nearly half of the conference coaches should be put on notice starting with Ben Howland." -- Percy Allen, Seattle Times.
Team playing Wednesday with the best chance to win Pac-12 tournament
1. UCLA 12 votes
2t. Stanford 5
Also: Oregon State 4; None 1.
"UCLA. They're finally playing as if they have something to prove, and get to play pseudo-home games the whole weekend." -- Christian Caple, Spokane Spokesman Review.
Who will win the Pac-12 tournament
1. Washington 18
2. Cal 5
3. Arizona 3
Also: Oregon 2.
"Washington. Yeah, Cal beat them in Seattle, but I can't see the Huskies losing this." -- John Hunt, Oregonian.
Pac-12 teams that earn NCAA bids
1t. Cal 28
3. Arizona 9
Also: Oregon 3.
Pac-12 teams to NCAA's second weekend
1. Washington 13
2. None 10
3. Cal 5
Also: Oregon 1.
"Wait til next year." -- Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star.
"Washington. It could be seeded 10th or 11th, and some 6th or 7th seed is going to look at film and see two first-round draft picks, C.J. Wilcox and a 7-footer in the middle." -- Bud Withers, Seattle Times.
Survey panelists (28): Percy Allen, Seattle Times; Frank Burlison, BurlisonOnBasketball.com; Christian Caple, Spokane Spokesman-Review; Jeff Chapman, FSN statistician; Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard; Jake Curtis, freelance basketball writer; Ryan Divish, Tacoma News Tribune; Dirk Facer, Deseret News; Jeff Faraudo, Oakland Tribune; Pat Finley, Arizona Daily Star; Tom FitzGerald, San Francisco Chronicle; Doug Haller, Arizona Republic; Kevin Hampton, Corvallis Gazette-Times; Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star; John Hunt, Oregonian; Marques Johnson, FSN analyst; Tom Kensler, Denver Post; Dan Lachman, Bear Insider; Adam Munsterteiger, Colorado Rivals.com; Bill Oram, Salt Lake Tribune; Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star; Steve Physioc, FSN play-by-play; Scott Reid, Orange County Register; Ryan Thorburn, Boulder Daily Camera; Barry Tompkins, FSN play-by-play; John Crumpacker, San Francisco Chronicle; Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News; Bud Withers, Seattle Times.