12. California Golden Bears
Another season, another rough start for the California Golden Bears. The Bears opened up their season against Yale and lost by 17 points, then fell to St. Johns and Temple by 3 and 17 points, respectively. Not bad right?
Wrong. This program is really struggling.
With three tough-pill-to-swallow losses in the season’s first four games, they find themselves among the worst of the Pac-12. Just two years ago, Cal finished the season 21-13, but a slew of bad offseasons mired by off the court issues have sent the Bears to the bottom of the Pac-12 rankings.
Luckily, the age-old program will have a chance at redemption next Monday against Santa Clara, the home of former NBA Two-Time MVP Steve Nash. The Broncos have started the season off on the worst possible note, sitting with a record of 0-4 while failing to keep a game within single digits this season.
So if there is a time for the Bears to get back on track, actually just get near the tracks, it’s this Monday against Santa Clara.
Fear not Cal fans, this team is young, hungry and will eventually rise to relevance inside the Pac-12 once more.