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Pac-12 Baseball Power Rankings: April 6

Our first look at the current state of the conference.

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The 2016 college baseball season has reached its halfway point, meaning we now have enough evidence to publish our first set of Pac-12 power rankings. To do this right, we have compiled ballots from the four brightest baseball minds west of the Mississippi.

Our panel is as follows:

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 Team Points
1 California (18-7, 7-2) 43
2 Oregon State (19-7, 5-4) 37
3 Stanford (15-8, 4-2) 34
4 Utah (10-15, 7-2) 32
5 Washington (14-10, 5-4) 28
6 USC (13-14, 3-3) 22
7 UCLA (12-14, 4-5) 19
T8 Oregon (11-11, 2-4) 17
T8 Arizona State (16-10, 3-6) 17
10 Arizona (18-11, 3-6) 10
11 Washington State (9-17, 2-7) 5

California earns our top spot, receiving three first place votes after starting Pac-12 play with a record of 7-2. The Golden Bears had won seven straight (including sweeps of Oregon State and UCLA) before a brief setback yesterday against Stanford.

Still, David Esquer's team is playing as well as anyone in the conference and is on track to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Our voters currently have Arizona State in a tie for eighth with Oregon. The Sun Devils were able to avoid disaster and escape Pullman with a series win last weekend, but still find themselves at three games under .500 in league play.