We are now halfway through Pac-12 play for the 2016 season, and the picture throughout the conference has only gotten murkier. Our panel, listed below, tries to make sense of it all in this week's power rankings.
Ryan Bafaloukos - House of Sparky Co-Managing Editor (@RyanBafo)
Connor Pelton - House of Sparky baseball beat writer (@ConnorPelton28)
Kaelen Jones - House of Sparky baseball beat writer (@kaelenjones)
Dom Cotroneo - WCSN baseball writer/Pac-12 Digital broadcaster (@Dom_Cotroneo)
|6.||Arizona||Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon|
|7.||Stanford||Arizona State||Arizona||Arizona State|
|10.||USC||Washington State||Arizona State||USC|
|11.||Washington State||UCLA||Washington State||Washington State|
Oh boy. Three different teams received first place votes, with Utah being the only team to receive more than one.
The Utes are currently in first place in the Pac-12 standings but still have an overall record of 13-19. Because of that poor nonconference showing, they will need to win the Pac-12 and get their automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament if they want to play postseason baseball.
Arizona State was ranked in three different places by our voters, coming in as high as seventh and as low as No. 11. The Sun Devils are 20-13 (6-9 Pac-12) and are coming off a series win against 15th-ranked California last weekend.