Rankings: AP: nope; Coaches: nope; BlogPoll: nope
Predicted Pac-10 finish: Media: 7; FanHouse: 8
Last year: 16-17 overall, 6-12 Pac-10, no postseason.
Key returners/newcomers: DeVon Hardin, Ryan Anderson/none
Key losses: Ayinde Ubaka
Why they might be good: Hardin, who thought about going pro but opted to return to school, along with Anderson make up one of the best front courts in the Pac-10. Cal's size could win the Bears some games.
Why they might suck: Quick: name another player on Cal. Yeah, I couldn't either and I even looked at a roster. The backcourt is weak and outside-shooting is not a strength. NIT seems about right.