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Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings: Conference Tournament Week

Our final look at the Pac-12 ahead of the conference tournament.

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The regular season is finally in the books, and this, ladies and gentlemen, is March.

There were plenty of moments throughout the campaign that made the “Conference of Champions” a joy to watch. The Pac-12 Tournament should have chances to reflect that, and then some.

The Arizona State Sun Devils will attempt to extend their season Wednesday, when they play the Stanford Cardinal in the 8-9 seed game for a bid to face the No. 1-seeded Oregon Ducks.

With the tournament set to begin, Connor Pelton and I take a hack at ranking the members of the conference.

Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings: March 8

Rank Pelton's Picks Jones' Picks
Rank Pelton's Picks Jones' Picks
1 UCLA (+1) UCLA
2 Oregon (+1) Oregon
3 Utah (+1) Arizona
4 Arizona (-3) Utah (+1)
5 Colorado (+3) USC (-1)
6 USC (-1) Colorado (+3)
7 Stanford (-1) California (-2)
8 California (-1) Stanford
9 Washington State Washington State (+1)
10 Arizona State Arizona State (+1)
11 Washington Washington (-2)
12 Oregon State Oregon State

The Skinny

Connor and I agree that UCLA and Oregon enter the conference tournament as the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Pac-12, however he has Utah at No. 3, while I have Arizona there.

Colorado makes a sizable jump in each of our rankings as the middle of the set moves around a bit.

Finally, our bottom four is identical, with the Sun Devils a consensus tenth behind Washington State, but ahead of Washington and Oregon State.