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December 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Pac-12 Rankings: Washington last once again

The top half of the Pac-12 looks pretty strong right now. There’s also a couple of formidable teams in the lower half who could compete for a NCAA tournament berth.

— Here’s a look at how the Pac-12 teams stand in the RPI: Colorado (7), Arizona (9), Oregon (14), UCLA (32), Stanford (63), Arizona State (75), USC (96), California (99), Utah (122), Oregon State (136), Washington State (138) and Washington (190).

— Here’s where the Pac-12 teams rank in Jeff Sagarin’s ratings: Arizona (14), Oregon (23), Colorado (44), UCLA (45), California (55), Stanford (58), Arizona State (64), Washington (79), Washington State (99), USC (100), Oregon State (104) and Utah (116).

— Here’s where the Pac-12 rank in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings: Arizona (6), Oregon (24), UCLA (27), Colorado (37), Arizona State (47), Stanford (48), California (59), Utah (95), Oregon State (103), Washington State (107), USC (111) and Washington (149).

And finally, here’s our take on the conference.

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS

Team ………. Last wk … Record … Comment

1. Arizona …………. 1 … 10-0 … First Pac-12 team No. 1 in AP poll in 7 yrs.; 2-0 vs. top-25 teams

2. Colorado ……….. 5 … 9-1 … Coors Events Center is toughest venue in Pac-12, just ask Kansas

3. Oregon ………….. 2 … 8-0 … Dominic Artis,¬†Ben Carter return next week from suspensions

4. UCLA …………….. 4 … 8-1 … Soft sked so far, but tough test next week vs. No. 8 Duke at MSG

5. Arizona State …… 3 … 8-2 … Jahii Carson¬†only NCAA player w/20 ppg., 5.0 apg. and 50 FG%

6. Utah ……………… 7 … 8-1 … Shooting 63.4% on two-point field goals, which is best in Pac-12

7. California ……….. 6 … 7-3 … Revamped lineup produced 92-point output, most in two years

8. Stanford ………… 9 … 6-2 …. Played once since Thanksgiving; next Thu. at No. 9 Connecticut

9. USC ……………..10 … 6-3 … Freshmen Julian Jacobs, Roschon Prince emerging lately

10. Oregon State … 8 … 3-2 … Beavers 9th tallest team in the country and 4th fastest in Pac-12

11. Wash. State … 11 … 4-4 … DaVonte Lacy (21.4 ppg) accounts for 31% of scoring – Pac-12 hi

12. Washington … 12 … 4-4 … Can’t overlook Idaho State, Tulane before Nov. 22 game vs. UConn

TONIGHT’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

Arkansas Pine-Bluff (2-6) at Oregon State (3-2), 5 p.m. …………… No TV

Elon (5-4) at No. 21 Colorado (9-1), 5:30 p.m. …………………….. Pac-12 Networks

Picks: OSU and Colorado

Season tally: 64-14

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