Pac-12 Power Rankings

The regular Pac-12 season is complete. Read on to see how ranks the conference and where the Wildcats stand.

The regular season is in the books and the conclusion of the campaign ended up being more wild than expected. The final week included several upsets and saw multiple teams take huge blows to their NCAA Tournament resume.

Here is how the squads rank to end the regular season.

1. Washington

The Huskies locked up the regular season conference crown despite losing their season finale to UCLA. Even with the loss, UW finished a game ahead of both California and Oregon to earn the top seed in the Pac-12 tournament.

2. Oregon

The Ducks took care of business over their final four games, winning them all to increase their chances for a bid to the big dance. They locked up the number three seed in the Pac-12 Tournament, but are as dangerous as either of the two teams seeded higher given how they ended the season.

3. California

The loss to Stanford on Sunday prevented the Golden Bears from earning a share of the regular season conference championship and may have put a slight dent into their NCAA Tournament resume. It definitely puts Cal in a position where it cannot afford a bad loss in the conference tournament.

4. Arizona

The Wildcats' tournament hopes took an enormous hit on Sunday with a loss at lowly Arizona State. Now with a bad loss on its resume and no really great wins out of conference, UA must now rely on an impressive run – and possibly a conference tournament crown – to reach the field of 68.


The Bruins picked up a huge sweep at home over the Washington schools to end their regular season. UCLA doesn't have a shot to pick up an at large bid, but in a week where it was the center of attention in a scandalous story, the program picked up some much-needed momentum going into the Pac-12 Tournament. The talent is there for the Bruins and they are certainly a team that is capable of beating anyone in the conference on their best day.

6. Colorado

The Buffaloes ruined any shot at an at-large bid by getting swept on the road in Oregon. CU lost three of its final four contests at the worst possible time and now must count on winning the conference tournament in order to have any chance to extend its season.

7. Stanford

Although the Cardinal have struggled throughout the course of the conference schedule, they were able to come up with a huge win over Cal in the final contest of the regular season and possibly hurt their rival's chances at a tournament bid. Stanford shouldn't be expected to make too much noise in the Pac-12 Tournament, but it's a good enough squad to possibly pull off an upset.

8. Oregon State

The Beavers snapped a five game losing streak last week by defeating Utah at home and then completed a sweep with a victory over Colorado on Saturday. It's been a disappointing year for OSU, who finished below .500 in the conference in a year where many expected the squad to be a contender.

9. Arizona State

The Sun Devils' disappointing regular season ended on a high note with a big win over Arizona. The silver lining for ASU's season is that its victory over the Wildcats could help put Arizona in the same position as the Sun Devils when the big dance rolls around – at home watching.

10. Washington State

Not much was expected of Wazzu this season and the Cougars did nothing to make the season a memorable for the program. They finished the season with a five point victory over one of the worst teams the history of the Pacific Conference.

11. Utah

The Utes' rough debut season in the Pac-12 is finally over and the program suffered its worst year in school history. There isn't much positive to take from this season if you are a Utah fan, but it's a young team with a new coach, so there really is no place to go but up.

12. USC

The Trojans closed their worst season in the modern era with a 1-17 record in Pac-12 play and a 6-25 record overall. There isn't much to look forward to either, as the Trojans don't have too much talent returning next season, even with the injured players coming back.

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