Re: Pac 12
I agree. I feel like players should always earn the position in which they play, and I feel like Stella doesn't always do this. If I was on a team where I was playing in the lower positions and I knew I could be good enough to play the top 3, but if it wasn't a possibility, I could see my game becoming complacent.
I've had an issue all season long with Pam playing at #2 and she has rarely proven that she should play that spot, but Stella continued to put her there. After the Stanford/Cal matches, she finally made the switch back to putting Kyle at #2 and Kyle has shown she deserves to play there (beat Lao which was UCLA's only point at USC and look at her run at the Pac-12 tournament, including wins over Zsofi and Ahn). I think it mostly comes down to coaching.