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Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

Posted on: January 21, 2008 11:48 am
 

Here's my ranking of the hoops squads from the best conference in the nation:

1. UCLA.  Surprising loss to USC, but that happens when you play in the nation's best conference.

2. Washington State.  Got over the Oregon hump, they could still give the Bruins a run for the league title.

3. Stanford.  Solid team, but i don't know if they're elite.

4. Arizona State.  Nice start, but the jury is still out on these guys.

5.  Oregon.  Tough road trip, but a lot of pac-10 teams wil get an 0-fer away from home.

6. USC.  Great win for the Trojans at Pauley, they might be starting to gel.

7. Arizona.  No Lute Olsen, still playing inconsistantly.

8.  Washington.  A needed home sweep, but they still need to prove themselves on the road.

9. Cal.  3 home losses already is not a promising sign.

10.  Oregon State.  No comment.

Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2008 6:03 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

Thanks Holmey.  Actually, Harden played quite a bit and scored 17 points.  I don't know if we are quite back "in the mix" yet but if we keep playing like we have been then it is a definite possibility.



Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2008 1:05 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

Nice win by your guys last night, husky!  Got a great break with Harden being out, but I think that gets you right back into the mix for the NCAA's though.  When I mentioned that you were probably not in the mix anymore, it never occurred to me that you guys would get a road win in the Pac-10!  LOL!

Good luck at Arizona tomorrow.




Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2008 4:39 am
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

So far the list is holding up.  If the Dawgs can pull off another road win in Arizona , then the Dawgs and Cats will trade places on the list for the following week.

 




Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2008 11:51 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

Sorry, "finding more contributers."




Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2008 11:50 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

I kinda think Washington is a gaining some momentum. More than just 3 in a row. It's a defense thing and they are finder more contributers. It's funny how in the Pac, the Power Rankings need to be changed every week.




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2008 5:56 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

I was kind of impressed by Cal in their loss to UCLA, but other than the win over USC, I can't figure out which wins constituted "good".  I think Cal is one of those teams that, like USC, can beat just about any PAC-10 team on a given night, but can't beat anyone consistently.  I didn't look up the UW and Cal RPI ratings, but at 11-7 and 11-6 respectively and 2-3 and 2-4 in conference, both are going to really struggle to make the NCAAs.  I don't see how Cal has any better chance than UW, especially with one more loss already in conference ( I know, they've played one more game - I'm just point out they already have 4 conference losses and that much further to climb to get to a .500 conference record).

You're right - This weekend should be VERY interesting!



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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2008 11:37 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2008 11:23 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

I don't understand why people think Cal has a better chance than Washington. Cal was just swept at home by the Arizona schools and Washington is coming off an impressive win over Oregon at home and a needed win over Oregon State. Cal's best non-conference wins are over San Diego St and Missouri, both bubble teams. However they have also lost against K-State (a bubbler) and Utah. The Huskies beat the Utes on their home court and LSU in a hostile SEC environment. They also put up solid showings against Texas A&M and Syracuse and were .2 seconds from upsetting Pitt. Washington doesn't have any embarrassing losses, they just haven't found a way to win big on the road. Cal on the other hand can't win at home and has that awkward loss against Utah. I know the Dawgs have there work cut out for them to get into the tourney but I can't believe they have a worse shot than the Bears.

Go Dawgs!!!




Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2008 1:49 pm
 

Pac-10 Power Rankings, Week 3

Husky -

I agree for the most part, but I would make these changes -

1. Washington State/2. UCLA - WSU won't lose any games at home.  UCLA already has.  If UCLA beats WSU at home, then they get #1 back.

I personally think that you can take 3,4,5,6 and thrown them into a hat and take them out in any order and you can't go wrong.

I would move Cal above UW (sorry).  They at least have a couple good wins.  UW has nothing.  And I think Cal still has a chance at the NCAA's.  UW doesn't, I think, barring a 10-out-12 type of finish.

But, other than that, great list!  I bet it will scramble A LOT after each weekend!



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