Stanford used to top spot in Pac-12
Twelve-time defending champions, five straight trips to the Final Four. Stanford's résumé in the Pac-12 doesn't really need much more elaboration than that. And so begins the annual exercise for the rest of the league to figure out whether it can muster enough resistance to disrupt the Cardinal's streak.
"This is probably the first year they are going to have to look over their shoulders a little bit," USC coach Michael Cooper said of the perennial champs.
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