This week in Pac-12 women's basketball
The Pac-12 enters the holiday break with two teams who have won 10-straight, 10/12 OREGON STATE and WASHINGTON. The Beavers are coming off their highest-ranked win in nearly two decades after knocking off No. 6 North Carolina in the Tar Heel State on December 16, followed by a sweep of the New Orleans Shootout to give OSU its best start (and highest AP ranking) in school-history.
The Huskies dropped their season opener at Oklahoma, but have reeled off 10-straight since. No. 25 ARIZONA STATE is nearly as hot having won six-straight and are into the top-25 for the first time this year. 16/15 STANFORD dropped two-straight for just the sixth time since 2000-01 last week, but rebounded with a win on December 22. Stanford and UCLA have each played four top-25 teams.
Following the holiday break, in a battle of top-10 teams, Oregon State will travel to No. 8-ranked Tennessee on December 28. Also on the 28th, No. 4-ranked Notre Dame will play at UCLA. Stanford opens up the post-holiday break with UC Santa Barbara. One more top-25 matchup takes place prior to the start of Pac-12 play with No. 5-ranked Texas A&M traveling to Washington on December 29.
UCLA and USC officially open up Pac-12 play on December 30 at the Galen Center, before the full slate opens on January 3 and 5 with the Washington schools traveling to Arizona, the Oregon schools traveling to UCLA and USC and Utah and Colorado traveling to the Bay Area for games with Stanford and Cal.
2014 Women's Basketball Weekly Releases