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January 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Huskies headed in right direction

Basketball ratings love road wins and as such the computers rewarded Washington for coming home with a 1-1 split following its first Pac-12 road trip last week.

The Huskies made a big jump in the RPI, vaulting from No. 186 to 124. They improved from 173 to 131 in Jeff Sagarin’s ratings and climbed from 152 to 115 in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings.

Needless to say, Washington also made a significant jump in our Pac-12 Power Rankings.

— Here’s a look at how the Pac-12 teams stand in the RPI: Colorado (7), Oregon (9), Arizona (10), UCLA (38), California (52), Arizona State (73), USC (83), Stanford (89), Washington (124), Washington State (125), Oregon State (127) and Utah (141).

— Here’s where the Pac-12 teams rank in Jeff Sagarin’s ratings: Arizona (1), Oregon (21), Colorado (26), UCLA (27), Arizona State (42), California (54), Stanford (62), Utah (65), USC (118), Oregon State (119), Washington (131) and Washington State (146).

— Here’s where the Pac-12 rank in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings: Arizona (2), Oregon (24) Colorado (30), UCLA (31), California (45), Arizona State (47), Stanford (57), Utah (65), USC (102), Washington (115), Oregon State (118) and Washington State (144).

— Here’s a look at strength of schedules determined by RealTimeRPI.com: Colorado (4), Oregon (28), Arizona (55), Washington State (56), California (60), USC (86), Stanford (91), Oregon State (106), UCLA (114), Washington (133), Arizona State (159) and Utah (309).

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

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS

Team (record) ……….. Last wk … Comment

1. Arizona (15-0, 2-0) ………. 1 … Three-point shooting (37%) must improve to help talented guys

2. Colorado (13-2, 2-0) …….. 2 … Five-game home winning streak versus ranked teams

3. Oregon (13-1, 1-1) ………. 3 … Lead nation with 89.4 ppg, but 11th in Pac-12 allowing 76.1 ppg

4. UCLA (12-2, 1-0) ………… 5 … Anderson only player in nation avg. at least 15 pts, 8 rebs, 6 apg

5. Utah (12-2, 1-1) ………….. 6 … Fabulous at home, but 3-24 on road in the past three seasons

6. California (10-4, 1-0) ……. 9 … Resilient Bears still without Kreklow (hand), Bird (ankle)

7. Washington (9-6, 1-1) … 11 … C.J. Wilcox shoots 88.6% on FTs, over 95% in last 5 minutes

8. ASU (12-3, 1-1) ………….. 4 … Carson is MVP, but Marshall is MIP (Most Important Player)

9. Stanford (9-4, 0-1) …….. 7 … Injury-depleted bench averaging 4.6 points in past four games

10. USC (9-5, 0-1) …….. 8 … Must-win game Thu. vs. ASU with Arizona and Colo-Utah road trip next

11. OSU (8-6, 0-2) ………… 10 … Must find a playmaker for Roberto Nelson and big front line

12. WSU (7-7, 0-2) ……….. 12 … Leading scorer DaVonte Lacy (ribs) out this week

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