Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings Week 3: Oregon Stays At Top, ASU Falls

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon's basketball team would be pretty good, just like their football team. The Ducks are the only team undefeated in conference play and Oregon is 16-2 overall. After starting 3-0, the Sun Devils have dropped two straight games and fall again in our power rankings.

1. Oregon (16-2, 5-0) - The Ducks went on the road this past weekend and got two more Pac-12 victories. Oregon beat USC by just two and a ranked UCLA squad by nine. Tony Woods led Oregon with 18 points and three rebounds against the Bruins. The Ducks have won seven straight games and 11 of 12 overall, the lone loss was in triple OT. Last Week: 1

2. Arizona (16-1, 4-1) - Sorry Sun Devil fans, the Wildcats got a nice win against in-state foe ASU, 71-54. Mark Lyons was named Pac-12 Player of the Week, for his 24 points, three assists and three rebounds against the Devils. The Wildcats have the No. 2 strength of schedule in the nation and have 15 of Arizona's 17 opponents have a winning record. Last Week: 2

3. UCLA Bruins (15-4, 5-1) - The Bruins went 1-1 last week, beating Oregon State and losing to Oregon at home. Shabazz Muhammad leads UCLA with 17.9 points per game and is second on the team in rebounding with 5.1 per game. UCLA travels to the desert this week for matchups against Arizona and Arizona State. Last Week: 3

4. Arizona State Sun Devils (14-4, 3-2) - The Sun Devils have dropped two straight games in conference after starting out 3-0. Jahii Carson put up 22 points in a losing effort against the Wildcats. Carrick Felix shot just 1-8 from the field and finished with just five points against Arizona. The Sun Devils will look to rebound against USC on Thursday. Last Week: 4

5. Washington Huskies (12-6, 4-1) - The Huskies continue their inconsistant season, as the Huskies defeated Colorado and lost to Utah last week. The Huskies have bad losses against Albany, Colorado State and now Utah this season. Last Week: 5

6. Stanford Cardinal (11-7, 2-3) - After splitting with the Washington schools, Stanford defeated rival California 69-59 this past Saturday. Dwight Powell led the Cardinal with 17 points against the Golden Bears. Stanford travels to play Colorado and Utah this weekend. Last Week: 8

7. Colorado Buffaloes (12-6, 2-4) - It is becoming more clear that the Buffaloes are not an elite team in the Pac-12. Colorado has losses to Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Washington, four of the five best teams in the Pac. If the Buffaloes want to to make the NCAA Tournament is is important they start stockpiling conference wins, starting with this weekend against Stanford and Cal. Last Week: 6

8. California Golden Bears (10-7, 2-3) - Cal lost to Stanford in their first meeting of the season, 69-59. The Golden Bears are just 2-4 in their last six games and head East to play Colorado and Utah this weekend. Last Week: 8

9. USC Trojans (8-11, 3-3) - The Trojans already have three times as many conference wins has they had all of last season. USC split with the Oregon schools, losing to a ranked Oregon team by just two points. Last Week: 9

10. Utah Utes (9-9, 1-5) - Even though the Utes have just one conference victory, they are the scrappy team that nobody wants to play. Utah lost to ASU by three, Arizona by one and UCLA by four. On Saturday night, Utah got its first ever conference road victory against Washington. Last Week: 12

11. Washington State (10-8, 1-4) - The Cougars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 75-65 win over Utah on January 16. Washington State visits the Oregon schools this weekend. Last Week: 10

12. Oregon State (10-8, 0-5) - The Beavers are the only team in the Pac-12 that has not won a conference game. Oregon State was close, but fell against USC by one on Saturday. It was OSU's only conference game that was within single digits. Last Week: 11

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