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Pac-12 Baseball Power Rankings: April 19

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An updated look at the current state of the conference.

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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)

Rank Bafaloukos Pelton Jones Cotroneo
1. California Washington Utah Utah
2. Washington California Washington California
3. Oregon Utah California Washington
4. Oregon State Stanford Stanford Stanford
5. Utah Oregon Oregon Oregon State
6. Arizona Oregon State Oregon State Oregon
7. Stanford Arizona State Arizona Arizona State
8. Arizona State Arizona USC UCLA
9. UCLA USC UCLA Arizona
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.