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Basketball: Gutierrez also landslide winner in our annual Pac-12 Basketball Media Survey

Our annual Pac-12 Basketball Media Survey — drawing opinions and comments from 28 writers and TV people who cover the conference — was in lockstep with the coaches in picking Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez as the league’s best player.

Gutierrez earned 21 votes — 75 percent of those cast — to easily outdistance Washington freshman Tony Wroten, named on four ballots.

Want to know who our panel picked to a five-man all-conference team, who was chosen coach of the year, which team was the biggest surprise — and the biggest disappointment, we ponder all those questions.

We also explore whether UCLA would have been better, about the same or worse had Reeves Nelson remained on the roster all season.

Which incoming transfer player had the biggest impact? Which departed transfer was best at another school?

Which coach could be on the hot seat a year from now and which Pac-12 teams will earn NCAA bids?

Check out all the results here.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Yoda

    Interesting. I wouldn’t have voted Wroten the MVP of his own team. I think Ross should have ranked ahead of him.

  • Esquire Joe

    Interesting difference between how Allen Crabbe is perceived by the coaches and by the media. Can’t tell where he placed among the 10 (huh?) 1st teamers in the coaches poll, but just 2 votes in the media poll.

    Also, I think I’ll go out and put all my money on Minnesota to with the NCAA tournament. I haven’t seen them play this season, but if they can afford to allow players like Joseph and Cobbs to get away, they must be awesome.