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February 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Tough road ahead for Arizona

Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finishes off an emphatic dunk that ended up being a three-point play against New Mexico State in the first half of their game at McKale Center, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. (Photo credit: Kelly Presnell - Arizona Daily Star)

Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finishes off an emphatic dunk that ended up being a three-point play against New Mexico State in the first half of their game at McKale Center, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Tucson, Ariz. (Photo credit: Kelly Presnell – Arizona Daily Star)

No. 2 Arizona has dominated the Pac-12, but the final four weeks of the regular-season won’t be easy for the Wildcats. Five of their seven remaining games are on the road.

Tonight’s matchup at cross-state rival Arizona State begins a three-game stretch of road games for Arizona.

The Wildcats make the Rocky Mountain road trip next week for games at Utah and Colorado. They host the Bay Area schools the following week and finish up with two games on the road at Oregon State and Oregon.

— Here’s a look at how Pac-12 teams stand in the RPI: Arizona (2), UCLA (19), Colorado (25), Arizona State (40), Oregon (42), Stanford (44), California (51), Oregon State (81), Washington (83),¬† Utah (105), USC (131) and Washington State (161).

— Here’s where Pac-12 teams rank in Jeff Sagarin’s ratings: Arizona (1), UCLA (19), Arizona State (26), Stanford (34), Oregon (35), Colorado (47), California (50), Utah (55), Oregon State (86), Washington (109), USC (130) and Washington State (164).

— Here’s where Pac-12 teams rank in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings: Arizona (1), UCLA (18), Oregon (32), Arizona State (33), Stanford (37), Utah (42), California (45), Oregon State (57), Colorado (58), Washington (108), USC (136) and Washington State (187).

— Here’s a look at strength of schedules determined by RealTimeRPI.com: Arizona (11), Oregon (19), Colorado (23), UCLA (24), Stanford (27), USC (30), Washington (37), Washington State (38), California (48), Oregon State (54), Arizona State (71) and Utah (136).

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

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS

Team (record) ………….. Last wk … Comment

1. Arizona (23-1, 10-1) …… 1 … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is stepping into the spotlight

2. UCLA (19-5, 8-3) ………. 2 … Time to consider¬†Kyle Anderson¬†for Pac-12 MVP honors

3. ASU (18-6, 7-4) ………… 6 … Is Jahii Carson on ASU’s Mount Rushmore? Not yet

4. Stanford (15-8, 6-5) …… 5 … Upset loss at Washington could haunt Cardinal next month

5. California (16-8, 7-4) ….. 4 … Aside from win over Arizona, Bears not playing well last 6 games

6. Utah (17-7, 6-6) ……….. 10 … Finally a road win; Next 4 games against top 4 teams in Pac-12

7. Colorado (18-7, 7-5) …… 9 … 1-4 in Pac-12 road games; including 71-70 OT win over WSU

8. Washington (14-11, 6-6) .. 7 … Andrew Andrews or Mike Anderson? Who would you start?

9. OSU (13-10, 5-6) ……….. 3 … Roberto Nelson (21.5 ppg.) near lock to win Pac-12 scoring title

10. Oregon (15-8, 3-8) ……. 8 … After latest collapse, coach Dana Altman: “This is frustrating.”

11. WSU (9-15, 2-10) …….. 11 … Ex-Coug Xavier Thames is player of year candidate at SDSU

12. USC (10-14, 1-10) ……. 12 … Five straight losses, but Trojans haven’t quit on Andy Enfield

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