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March 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Arizona second to none

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Arizona clinched the outright Pac-12 regular-season title after a 79-66 rout over Stanford at McKale Cener on March 2, 2014. (Photo credit: University of Arizona)

Arizona is third in the Associated Press and USA Today/coaches poll, but the Wildcats are No. 1 in every other meaningful metric. They’re first in RPI, Sagarin’s ratings and Pomeroy’s ratings.

Arizona is also first in the Pac-12 standings and it will be the No. 1 seed in next week’s Pac-12 Tournament.

— Here’s a look at how Pac-12 teams stand in the RPI: Arizona (1), UCLA (19), Arizona State (28), Colorado (30), Oregon (33), Stanford (42), California (53), Washington (80), Utah (82), Oregon State (105), USC (176) and Washington State (204).

— Here’s where Pac-12 teams rank in Jeff Sagarin’s ratings: Arizona (1), UCLA (18), Arizona State (28), Oregon (30), Stanford (32), Utah (44), Colorado (53), California (60), Washington (91), Oregon State (95), USC (155) and Washington State (181).

— Here’s where Pac-12 teams rank in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings: Arizona (1), UCLA (15), Oregon (29), Arizona State (33), Utah (35), Stanford (37), California (64), Colorado (65), Washington (89), Oregon State (101), USC (169) and Washington State (203).

— Here’s a look at strength of schedules determined by RealTimeRPI.com: Arizona (7), Colorado (12), Stanford (19), UCLA (21), USC (30), California (38), Oregon (43), Arizona State (46), Washington (47), Washington State (62), Oregon State (80) and Utah (96).

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

PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS

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

1. Arizona (27-2, 14-2) …. 1 … Nick Johnson: ‘We want to be the best Arizona team in history’

2. ASU (21-8, 10-6) …….. 5 … Better cash in now because four starters are gone after this season

3. UCLA (22-7, 11-5) ……. 3 … Suspension cost Kyle Anderson POY votes, hurt draft stock

4. Stanford (18-10, 9-7) … 2 … Six road wins should help in next week’s Pac-12 Tourney

5. Oregon (20-8, 8-8) …… 8 … Five-game win streak vs. teams with 29-51 (.363) Pac-12 record

6. Utah (19-9, 8-8) ………. 7 … Couple of wins from NIT berth, which would be big step forward

7. UW (16-13, 8-8) ………. 9 … Back-to-back 20-plus point wins is first for Huskies since 2005

8. California (18-11, 9-7) .. 4 … 4-7 in past 11 games; One win vs. top-50 RPI team since Jan. 9

9. Colorado (20-9, 9-7) …. 6 … Possible 5-game losing streak heading into Selection Sunday 

10. OSU (15-13, 7-9) …… 10 … Freshman PG Hallice Cooke can’t hit the freshman wall now

11. WSU (9-19, 2-14) …… 11 … Ex-coach Tony Bennett won ACC title with Virgina; ranked 5th

12. USC (10-19, 1-15) ….. 12 … Game vs. WSU features teams with most Pac-12 losses since ’92

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