Two close calls against Southern Miss and Clemson, but the Wildcats continue to get it done. Possibly their biggest test of the entire season comes this Saturday against #5 Florida.
2. California (6-2) last: 3
Cal lost a one point heartbreaker to #21 UNLV. Someone other than Allen Crabbe and Josh Cobbs needs to step it up for this team.
3. Colorado (7-2) last: 2
A loss to Wyoming wasn’t ideal, and although a loss to #9 Kansas was expected, a 90-54 slaughter was dissapointing to say the least.
4. Oregon Ducks (8-1) last: 4
Oregon adds another win against Idaho State, which is not enough to move the Ducks despite California and Colorados’ losses to good teams.
5. Oregon State Beavers (5-2) last: 5
A dominating win over the Graham State Tigers keeps the Beavers put as well.
6. UCLA (6-3) last: 6
A two point win over a struggling Texas team is not a good sign for the Bruins. If they want to compete this year, UCLA is going to have to get some help from its veterans. As of right now, the freshmen are carrying this team on their backs, and the pressure will soon be too much.
7. Arizona State Sun Devils (8-1) last: 8
Though their non-conference schedule isn’t what I would call amazing, ASU keeps winning. We probably won’t know where this team is truly at until they play Texas Tech later this month.
8. Stanford (6-3) last: 7
Stanford has not played a single game since we last talked.
9. Utah Utes (6-3) last:11
A win over Boise State and a close loss to BYU is a victory for the Utes in our book. Suprisingly, Utah is 17th in the nation in field goal percentage.
10. Washington State Cougars (6-4) last:12
The Cougars almost beat #10 Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs required a final second game winner to escape defeat. Brock Motum alone will keep this team in some games.
11. Washington (4-4) last: 9
A loss to a weak Nevada team puts Washington in a world of hurt. Last year’s departure of key playmakers has a much bigger impact on the Huskies than we expected.
12. USC Trojans (3-6) last: 10
Yes, USC’s non-conference schedule is tougher than most, but you can’t go in a positive direction when you lose five games in a row. Though the Trojans are tough on defense, they are not strong enough on the offensive end of the court.