Pac-12 power rankings, Week 1


Ranking (record) — comment

1. Arizona (14-0, 2-0) — The Wildcats don’t care how they win as long as they keep winning. Up next: Thursday at Oregon.

2. Oregon (12-2, 1-0) — Dana Altman’s team has delivered on the road with wins at UNLV and Oregon State. Up next: Thursday vs. Arizona.

3. UCLA (12-3, 2-0) — The talented Bruins are starting to figure things out, which is scary for the rest of the conference. Up next: Thursday at Utah.

4. Arizona State (13-2, 2-0) — Herb Sendek is off the hot seat and in early contention for Pac-12 coach of the year. Up next: Thursday at Oregon State.

5. Colorado (10-4, 0-2) — The Buffs will have to enjoy some home cooking this week and fix their road woes soon to climb out of this hole. Up next: Thursday vs. USC.

6. Cal (9-5, 1-1) — Allen Crabbe might be the best player in the conference. Up next: Tonight vs. Washington.

7. Washington (9-5, 1-0) — Huskies stay on the road after opening conference play with a rivalry win in Pullman. Up next: Tonight at Cal.

8. Oregon State (10-4, 0-1) — We’ll find out if Beavers are possible contenders or still pretenders this week. Up next: Thursday vs. Arizona State.

9. USC (6-9, 1-1) — Trojans are disappointing. Again. Up next: Thursday at Colorado.

10. Stanford (9-6, 0-2) — Cardinal looks like a team interested in defending its NIT title. Up next: Tonight vs. Washington State.

11. Washington State (9-5, 0-1) — The Cougars aren’t good at basketball either. Up next: Tonight at Stanford.

12. Utah (8-6, 0-2) — It’s easy to put the improved Utes here until they start winning close conference games. Up next: Tonight vs. UCLA.

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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