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Pac-12 women’s basketball power rankings — Week 6
February 12, 2019
- No. 3 Oregon (Last: 1)
The Ducks (23-1, 12-0) have outclassed the rest of the Pac-12 so far, remaining undefeated in conference play after facing every team. In fact, they might have had their most impressive win of the season Sunday when they beat Stanford by 40 points.
- No. 7 Oregon State (Last: 2)
The Beavers (20-4, 10-2) remain a top contender in the Pac-12 despite a tough loss to Stanford. However, the loss severely decreases their chances of being the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
- No. 11 Stanford (Last: 3)
Stanford (19-4, 9-3) had quite the week when they defeated Oregon State, putting them back in contention for the top spot in the Pac-12. However, they were dominated by Oregon, which seemed to force them a big step back.
- UCLA (Last: 6)
The Bruins (15-9, 8-4) have won six consecutive games. As they move up the standings, they now have a chance become a contender in the second half of conference play. They have a big matchup against Stanford, in which a win would catapult them up the standings even further.
- No. 20 Arizona State (Last: 5)
Arizona State (16-6, 7-4) continues to have one of the strongest defenses in the Pac-12, shutting down WSU’s offense Thursday night before its game against Washington on Saturday was canceled due to hazardous weather conditions.
- No. 17 Utah (Last: 4)
The Utes (18-5, 7-5) were in a position to move into first place with one loss before playing Oregon two weeks ago. Since then, Utah has struggled mightily — they’ve lost four consecutive games and look vulnerable.
- Arizona (Last: 8)
The Wildcats (15-8, 5-7) continue to fall down the Pac-12 standings. Even as they get some huge offensive numbers from redshirt sophomore guard Aari McDonald, a tough loss to WSU on Saturday pushed them back.
- Cal (Last: 7)
Cal (14-9, 5-7) received tough scheduling, playing four straight games against top-11 nationally-ranked teams. They now have a bit of a reprieve as they take on UCLA and USC this weekend.
- USC (Last: 9)
The Trojans (14-9, 4-8) had won three consecutive conference games for the first time this season before they lost to Colorado on Sunday and gave the Buffs their first Pac-12 win of the season.
- WSU (Last: 10)
The Cougars (8-16, 3-10) snapped a seven-game losing streak on Saturday against Arizona, giving them a little momentum before they host in-state rival Washington on Friday night. When the Cougs get offensive production from redshirt junior Borislava Hristova and junior guard Chanelle Molina, they become a dangerous team.
- Colorado (Last: 12)
The Buffs (11-12, 1-11) ditched the title of being the last Pac-12 team without a win when they defeated USC to get in the conference play win column. They go on the road to face the Arizona schools this week.
- Washington (Last: 11)
The Huskies (8-16, 1-11) have lost eight consecutive conference games as their season looks to almost be a lost cause. They would need a minor miracle to improve their seeding in the Pac-12 Tournament.