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Pac-12 Baseball Power Rankings: May 4

An updated look at the current state of the conference.

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Just four weeks of Pac-12 baseball remains in the 2016 season, and the race to secure the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament is still as tight as it was back in March. Utah and Washington are currently tied for first place, while eight other teams sit within three games back of the leaders. Our panel, listed below, tries to make sense of the conference in this week's power rankings.

Ryan Bafaloukos - House of Sparky Co-Managing Editor (@RyanBafo)
Connor Pelton - House of Sparky Co-Managing Editor (@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. Washington Washington Washington Washington
2. Utah Utah Oregon State Utah
3. California California Oregon Arizona
4. Oregon State Arizona State Arizona State Oregon State
5. Arizona State Oregon State Utah Arizona State
6. USC Stanford USC USC
7. Arizona Arizona Arizona California
8. Oregon USC UCLA UCLA
9. UCLA Oregon California Oregon
10. Stanford UCLA Stanford Stanford
11. Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State

For the first time all season, we have a consensus pick at the top. Washington has won six of its last seven games and now sits at 25-15 (11-7 Pac-12) on the season.

Utah is tied with the Huskies in the standings but did not receive a full complement of second place votes. The Utes are just 3-5 in their last eight and have an overall record that still sits at seven games below .500.

Arizona State was ranked in two different spots by our panel, coming in at either No. 4 or No. 5. The Sun Devils are now 26-15 (9-9 Pac-12) and are coming off a sweep of New Mexico last weekend.