Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings — Week 9

Huskies drop to No. 2 spot after splitting with Bay Area teams, Cougars fall to last spot after tough road trip

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Pac-12 men’s basketball power rankings — Week 9




SHAWN P. O'CONNOR, Evergreen columnist

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  1. Arizona State (Last: 2)


In an up-and-down week for Arizona State, they fell to the Ducks before beating the Beavers and will look to defend their second seed when they play Arizona next week.


  1. Washington (Last: 1)


The Huskies dropped a stunner at Cal and barely survived a tight contest against Stanford. They look to gain momentum heading into the tournament when they host the Oregon schools.


  1. Colorado (Last: 5)


Colorado defeated Utah in the schools’ rivalry game last week. The Buffs are currently the sixth seed but sit only one game out of the third seed and half of a game out of the tenth seed.


  1. Utah (Last: 4)


Utah is currently tied for the third seed and can clinch a bye with a road trip to Los Angeles.


  1. Oregon State (Last: 3)


OSU fell to Arizona and Arizona State. Oregon State plays WSU and Washington to prepare for the Pac-12 tournament.


  1. Arizona (Last: 6)


The Wildcats split their Oregon road trip, as they defeated the Beavers before they fell to the Ducks. Arizona plays the Sun Devils to finish its season.


  1. UCLA (Last: 7)


UCLA took care of the Trojans at home, although the game took an extra period to get a result. The Bruins head to Colorado and Utah to finish their schedule.


  1. Oregon (Last: 10)


Oregon had a great week, knocking off both Arizona and Arizona State at home. The Ducks head to the Evergreen State to finish the regular season.


  1. Stanford (Last: 8)


Stanford vanquished WSU before dropping a one-point game to Washington. The Cardinal hosts Cal to finish Pac-12 play.


  1. USC (Last: 9)


USC stumbled in Pauley Pavilion, falling in overtime to the Bruins. The Trojans head to the Mountains next week to play Utah and Colorado to finish out the regular season.


  1. Cal (Last: 12)


They did it — Cal won not one but two games, vanquishing then-ranked No. 25 Washington and WSU.


  1. WSU (Last: 11)


The Cougs laid a major egg in one of the most important weekends of the season, losing to Cal and Stanford. WSU hosts Oregon and Oregon State in the final week of the season.