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Week 11 ATQ Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings

The Ducks hold the top spot.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

1. Oregon (16-2, 5-0) Last week #1

The largest Civil War margin of victory went to the Ducks after absolutely demolishing the Beavers at home. What really impresses me about this team is of course the defense which now gives up 63.3 points per game to rank 20th in the country.

2. UCLA (18-1, 5-1) Last week #2

The Bruins offense just keeps piling it on, as their 92.9 points per game puts them at third in the country. The worry though has to be their 257th ranked defense. This week they had a scare, after easily defeating Colorado they were pushed on the road to a one-point victory over Utah..

3. Arizona (16-2, 5-0) Last week #3

The Wildcats are quietly sneaking up the rankings as Sean Miller keeps his squad winning. This week they beat the in state rival Arizona State by 16. I talk about how good the Oregon defense is, but the Wildcats hold opponents to 61.6 points per game to rank 12th in the country.

4. California (13-5, 4-2) Last week #4

The Golden Bears got two more victories but they were squeakers. They knocked off Washington by 10 and then followed up with a four-point victory over Washington State. This team has a hard time scoring and especially has trouble at the guard position.

5. Utah (12-5, 3-2) Last week #6

The Utes almost became the second team to have a perfect week over the Southern California schools. After knocking off USC by 18, the Utes nearly pulled off the upset to UCLA losing by just one. This team will be especially difficult to beat at the home altitude.

6. USC (16-3, 3-3) Last week #6

The slide down the rankings continue for the Trojans. After losing to Utah, they needed a tight game to slip past Colorado on the road. After starting the season undefeated, they’re dropped three of their first conference games.

7. Colorado (10-8, 0-5) Last week #8

Another team in a slide is the Buffaloes, as they piled up back-to-back losses to USC and UCLA this week. Neither offense nor defense is going well as they both rank around 160th in the country for both categories.

8. Arizona State (9-9, 2-3) Last week #7

The up and down Sun Devils continue the roller coaster with a 16 point loss to the Arizona Wildcats. A road weekend to UCLA and USC might push them farther down the ladder.

9. Stanford (10-8, 2-4) Last week #11

One of my biggest surprises of the week came in the bottom half of the rankings where Stanford blasted Washington State by 30. They finally got some momentum rolling it seems with that win as they followed it up with a victory over Washington.

10. Washington State (9- 8, 2-3) Last week #9

Just when I start praising the Cougars, they go and lose by 30 to Stanford. Credit to Ernie Kent’s squad for rebounding nicely to push California to the four-point margin.

11. Washington (8-9, 1-4) Last week #10

More stellar performances from Markelle Fultz, yet more losses; wash, rinse, repeat. The Huskies kept it close on the road but dropped to both Stanford and California.

12. Oregon State (4-14, 0-5) Last week #12

Yikes, after being heavy underdogs, Oregon State showed no such fight to prove the doubters wrong as they were destroyed by Oregon. Sure, missing Tres Tinkle is huge but this team has a major lack of talent and I think that even when he returns they’ll find themselves at the bottom.