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Pac-12 Basketball: Oregon, Washington State rise and Colorado falls in latest power rankings

It's been a strong couple of weeks for teams like Oregon and Washington State, while Colorado has stumbled. Where do they stand in the latest Pac-12 Basketball power rankings?
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A few weeks into Pac-12 Basketball play and very little has made sense. The one team that's at the top of the standings is on the bubble, while everyone has managed to get at least one win to this point. Teams that have been labeled "surprises" or "disappointments" have switched in the past few weeks and teams could range from 3-10 at this point.

Here's an updated look at the latest Pac-12 power rankings, including a close call made at the top.

12. Oregon State Beavers - 9-7 (1-4)

The Beavers home win over USC probably ruined any postseason hopes for USC and the way they've played, they could be spoilers for other teams in the league. Even in their current three-game losing skid, they've been in each game in the final minutes, including an overtime loss to Stanford at home.

But expect Oregon State's record to get worse, as its next games are the dreaded Utah/Colorado road trip. And making matters worse, a home game against Arizona follows.

11. UCLA Bruins - 7-10 (2-4)

The only reason why the Bruins aren't last is because they have a win over Oregon State already. And luckily, they got a nice win over Washington to snap a four-game losing streak, thanks to 22 points from Adem Bona and 15 points and seven rebounds from Lazar Stefanovic.

Still, that doesn't take away from the 46-point loss to Utah in the week prior that got national attention. The flaws and concerns still remain but UCLA isn't completely dead. They now go on the road for a three-game stretch, including both of the Arizona schools.