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Pac 10 Basketball Power Rankings

1. Washington

Can't argue with 4-0, and they've looked the best of any team in the conference. Few players in the nation are playing as well as Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas, and they're making a case for the best 1-2 in all the land.

2. Arizona State

Squeaked by TCU, but a win is a win and they're 4-0. Still lack a go-to scorer, but they've been doing a good job of distrubuting the ball thus far.

3. Washington State

Klay Thompson looks like a monster thus far. Shame he's only the third best player in the state, or he'd get a lot more recognition.

4. Arizona

A couple tune up games down, now this team gets a real test against Wisconsin. How they perform may be very telling of how they'll perform down the stretch.

5. Oregon

Looked very good in their first three, then dropped one @Portland. The Pilots are a quality squad this year, but they don't have the talent that Oregon does.

6. California

With Harper Kamp and Theo Robertson injured, the Golden Bears were embarrassed by Syracuse and the 6 points Ohio State beat them by was much larger than the scoreboard shows. Tough opponents on the opposite coast, sure, but Cal was unimpressive.

7. Stanford

Opened the season on the road against San Diego and got worked. A 2-2 start is decent for this team, which relies almost entirely on the play of Landry Fields and Jeremy Green.


Looked awful in their 2OT loss to Cal State Fullerton, but rebounded to beat Cal State Bakersfield. The loss of senior Nikola Dragovic to felony assault charges is a huge blow.

9. USC

A 1-1 start might be this team's high point. After a game against Coppin State, they get Nebraska, @Texas and @Georgia Tech. Ouch. Alex Stepheson needs to get back on the court in a hurry if they want to have a shot of being competitive in those games.

10. Oregon State

The 24 point loss to Texas A&M Corpus Christi was embarrassing. The loss to Texas Tech was understandable. The loss to Sacramento State was baffling. For the second straight year under Craig Robinson the Beavers have stumbled out of the starting blocks.