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Bud Withers offers an inside look at the Pac-12 Conference and the national college scene.

January 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The first Northwest 11: Even after losing, Ducks rule roost

Here’s our initial Northwest 11 basketball rankings, inclusive of the nine Division 1 schools in Washington and Oregon, plus Idaho and Boise State. For more on the concept, see my blog post of a day ago.

  1. Oregon (13-1) … Ducks finally got comeuppance in Boulder
  1. Gonzaga (14-2) … Shooting .520 makes up for a lot of physical woes
  1. Boise State (11-3) … Leon Rice is a WSU alum; you don’t suppose . . . ?
  1. Washington (9-6) …  Where’d last weekend come from?
  1. Oregon State (8-6) … Signs of life on trip to Rockies
  1. Portland (9-7) … In loopy WCC schedule, opens with 5 straight at home
  1. Washington State (7-7) … Shot blistering .276 on inept Arizona trip
  1. Eastern Washington (5-8) … Packing six-game losing streak
  1. Seattle U. (8-6) … Test ahead at New Mexico State Thursday night
  1. Idaho (6-10) … Just lost to old WAC rivals Mo.-KC and Chicago State
  1. Portland State (5-6) … CBSsports.com RPI of 328

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