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Pac-12 Confidential

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

February 2, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Northwest 11: It’s the Zags and 10 other guys . . .

Each week, we rank the 11 Division 1 men’s college basketball teams in the Northwest — the nine in the states of Oregon and Washington, plus Idaho and Boise State. Herewith, week No. 5 in 2015:

1. Gonzaga (22-1) . . . Memphis’ quickness showed, but still, GU wins by 18

2. Boise State (15-6) . . . Could squeeze into NCAA picture by beating Utah State, San Diego State

3. Oregon (15-7) . . . But 70 RPI means Ducks have a lot of work ahead

4. Eastern Wash. (16-5) . . . Just when it gets F Jois back, EWU loses prolific G Harvey

5. Oregon State (14-7) . . . Sobering trip to desert exposed modest talent

6. Washington (14-7) . . . Since Upshaw departed, allowing .566 FG shooting

7. Washington St. (10-11) . . . Four conference wins already better than a year ago

8. Portland (13-10) . . . Loser of 7 of 9, now on road to USF and Santa Clara

9. Portland St. (11-9) . . . Facing rugged Sac State/Idaho/Eastern triad on road

10. Idaho (9-11) . . . Did everything but upset Eastern in Cheney

11. Seattle U. (10-10) . . . Loss at Cal State-Bakersfield was to RPI team No. 317

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