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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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2. Arizona Wildcats - 12-4 (3-2)

The AP top-25 rankings may have the Wildcats as the clear-best team in the conference but road play has been a big hiccup for them to this point. Blowout home wins over Utah and Colorado were canceled out by road upsets versus both Washington State and Stanford. The latest was a 73-70 result, despite 28 points from Caleb Love.

Arizona has a good chance to get some easy wins this week, taking on UCLA and USC at home. If these aren’t blowouts, then we might have to start to be concerned about them.

1. Oregon Ducks - 13-3 (5-0)

Oregon is the last team without a loss, beating both Washington schools on the road, along with a recent 80-73 comeback win over Cal at home. Jermaine Couisnard had 18 points to lead the way, while N’Faly Dante, the star big man coming back from injury, had eight points in 17 minutes off the bench.

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Despite dealing with injuries, the Ducks have managed to remain viable and are now in the NCAA Tournament field. Now that they’re fully healthy, they have a real shot to win the Pac-12 in its final season, two games up on Arizona. They look to keep the momentum going this week, taking on Colorado and Utah on the road.