After the first week, there is one similarity between this year and last year: The Pac-12 are once again playing cupcakes. The difference between this year and last year, however, is that with the exception of Washington, the Pac-12 is taking care of business against their lessor opponents:
1. Arizona (1-0) last: 1
Thought it stayed close until the final mintues of the game, Arizona did what it had to do to beat an athletic Charleston Southern team.
2. UCLA (2-0) last: 2
UCLA’s one point victory over UC-Irvine shows they could really use ineligible Shabazz Muhammad right about now…
3. California (2-0) last: 3
Crabbe is already off to a 30 points per game start. Watch out….
4. Colorado (1-0 last: 4
Against Wofford, the leading scorer for Colorado was a freshmen (Josh Scott)–a good sign that Colorado is only getting better.
5. Stanford (2-0) last: 5
Forward Dwight Powell is leading the way so far with 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game.
6. Oregon Ducks (2-0) last: 7
Though Eugene is currently focused on a different sport, the Ducks on the hard wood are not letting that destract them.
7. USC Trojans (2-0) last: 8
The Trojans have held both of their opponents to an average fo 31% from the floor.
8. Washington (1-1) last: 6
Ouch! Washington takes the first tumble of the Pac-12 with a loss to Albany at home in the final seconds of the game. Only three players knocked in double digits (16, 13, 11), while the other players with legitimate playing time could only muster 22 points amongst the five of them.
9. Oregon State Beavers (2-0) last: 9
Ahmad Sparks is currently the Beavers’ guy, averaging 25 points per game.
10. Washington State Cougars (1-0) last:10
Remember Brock Motum? Yeah, he’s still there, and still their guy.
11. Arizona State Sun Devils (1-0) last: 11
12. Utah Utes (1-0) last:12
Utah destroyed Williamette 104-47, so that’s something. The fact that Utah scored over 100 points without a single one of their players scoring more than 18 points is intersting, too.