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Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings Week 4: ASU Rises, Oregon Remains No. 1

Oregon reamins undefeated after the fourth week of conference play and the Ducks hold a 1 1/2 game lead in the Pac-12 over Arizona. ASU claims up our rankings after a 2-0 week, see where the Sun Devils fall in House of Sparky's latest Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings.


1. Oregon Ducks (18-2, 7-0) - The Ducks have won nine straight games and have climbed up to No. 10 in the latest AP poll. Oregon holds three wins over the RPI top 50 and six wins against the top 100. The Ducks will look to remain perfect in conference when they travel to the Bay Area to face California and Stanford this weekend. Last Week: 1

2. Arizona Wildcats (17-2, 5-2) - The Wildcats dropped their first game at home on Thursday night to UCLA. Arizona rebounded with a 24-point win against USC on Saturday. Nick Johnson put up 37 points and seven rebounds in two games last week. Last Week: 2

3. Arizona State Sun Devils (16-4, 5-2) - The Sun Devils got their biggest win of the season on Saturday, with an 18-point victory over the UCLA Bruins. It was Arizona State's second victory against an RPI top 50 team. Carrick Felix was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the third time this season, after he posted two double-doubles this past week. Last Week: 4

4. UCLA Bruins (16-5, 6-2) - The Bruins had an up and down trip to the desert this past weekend. First, UCLA beats No. 7 Arizona in Tucson, 84-73, then the Bruins fell to ASU 78-60 on Saturday. Forward Kyle Anderson is the only player in the Pac-12 to rank inside the top 10 in both assists and rebounds. Last Week: 3

5. Colorado Buffaloes (14-6, 4-4) - The Buffaloes have won three games in a row to even up their conference record. Andre Roberson posted 20 rebounds, 12 points and three blocks in a victory over Stanford, and Colorado visits Utah on Saturday. Last Week: 7

6. Stanford Cardinal (12-8, 3-4) - Stanford split with Utah and Colorado on the road this past week. Stanford beat Utah by 31 points on Sunday, as Chasson Randle posted 17 points and eight rebounds against the Utes. Stanford faces its biggest test of the season, when they host No. 10 Oregon on Jan 30. Last Week: 6

7. Washington Huskies (12-8, 4-3) - The bad losses for the Huskies keep piling up, as last Wednesday Washington gave Oregon State its first conference win. The Huskies went 0-2 against the Oregon schools, however Washington has five games left against UCLA, Arizona and Oregon, so the Huskies have the games left to boost their tournament resume. Last Week: 5

8. California Golden Bears (11-8, 3-4) - California had a 1-1 week, beating Utah and losing to Colorado. The good news for Cal is Allen Crabbe leads the Pac-12 in scoring, averaging 20.0 points per game. Crabbe had 44 points combined last week and is also averaging 5.5 rebounds per game. Last Week: 8

9. Washington State Cougars (11-9, 2-5) - The Cougars lost to Oregon by just seven points last week, Mike Ladd led the way with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Cougars host the Arizona schools this week, before traveling to Los Angeles next week. Last Week: 11

10. USC Trojans (8-13, 3-5) - USC took Arizona State to overtime last Thursday, before falling 98-93. The Trojans then played like the Trojans and got beat by 24 points against Arizona. USC's longest winning streak this season has been two games. Last Week: 9

11. Oregon State (11-9, 1-6) - Craig Robinson may be out of the job after this season, but his team continues to battle in the conference. Oregon State got its first win in conference against Washington, and the Beavers have lost five conference games by 10 points or less. Last Week: 12

12. Utah Utes (9-11, 1-7) - The Utes have lost seven of their past eight games, however four of their seven conference losses have come by five points or less. Last Week: 10