Feb 22, 2014; Boulder, CO, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) to the win over the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 88-61. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Pac-12 basketball power rankings: Week 16


There is only two more weeks left of the college basketball regular season before the conference tournaments get underway before the NCAA Tournament, and the Pac-12 conference may send as many as seven teams to the Big Dance, with Arizona being the headliner and a likely No. 1 seed.

Arizona was on upset alert on Wednesday when they went to Utah where the Utes had lost only one home game prior to their meeting, but after going to overtime, the Wildcats were able to leave town with a win and maintain their lead in the conference.

The second biggest game in the conference this week was either Colorado knocking off Arizona State on Wednesday night by nine points or Stanford upsetting UCLA also by nine on Saturday.

Those two games further muddled the second tier below Arizona as far as who the second, third and fourth best teams are but  here is how this week’s conference power rankings shake out for the conference that hopes to take seven teams to the NCAA Tournament.

TEAM CONF OVERALL
1. Arizona Wildcats 12-2 25-2
T-2. UCLA Bruins 10-4 21-6
T-2. Stanford Cardinal 9-5 18-8
4. California Golden Bears 9-5 18-9
5. Colorado Buffaloes 9-6 20-8
6. Utah Utes 7-8 18-9
7. Arizona State Sun Devils 8-6 19-8
8. Oregon Ducks 6-8 18-8
9. Washington Huskies 7-8 15-13
10. Oregon State Beavers 6-8 14-12
11. Washington State Cougars 2-13 9-18
12. USC Trojans 1-13 10-17

Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on who may be ranked too high or too low in this week’s Pac-12 power rankings.

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  • Candid One

    @Patrick Schmidt, your PAC-12 standings chart is awry. You have UCLA and Stanford annotated as “T-2″ but that should be Stanford and California in a tie for 3rd. UCLA is alone in 2nd. Cheers!

  • Az Cats

    candid one. These are the authors power rankings…not the W-L standings.