Five Pac-12 women's basketball teams ranked in the top 20

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SAN FRANCISCO - Only 15 women’s basketball teams remain undefeated in the country and one third of them are in the Pac-12. Only two other conferences have multiple undefeated teams (three each) but the Pac-12’s five is the most of any league. The Pac-12 undefeated teams have at least eight wins with #18/19 ARIZONA tied for the nation’s lead with nine (as of Dec. 10) ... For the first time ever, the Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the top 10 in the country as UCLA makes its first appearance at No. 10 in the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll after spending the first five weeks at No. 11. Three of the top-four spots in each of the polls are occupied by Pac-12 teams with STANFORD coming in at No. 1 for the second-straight week. The Cardinal put their ranking to the test when it hosts Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 15 on Pac-12 Networks, one of four games this week on the Network. OREGON is at No. 3, the sixth-straight week in the top three, while OREGON STATE has achieved its highest-ever ranking at No. 4. The Wildcats continue to climb in the polls, breaking into the top 20 for the first time since 2002-03 ... The Wildcats’ Cate Reese was voted Pac-12 Player of the Week after leading the squad to their ninth win of the season. Arizona is on a school-record 15-game winning streak, dating back to last season, and its 9-0 start is tied for the best start in program history ... Oregon’s Holly Winterburn was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after shooting 5-for-7 from three-point range in a dominant win last week ... Eight student-athletes were named to the USBWA’s Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List, the most for any league. Five different Pac-12 teams are represented on the national player of the year watch list, including three from Oregon. Oregon State has two honorees, while Arizona, Stanford and UCLA each have one ... In ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s bracketology this week, he lists Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford as No. 1 seeds.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Dec. 12 Watch Time
Tennessee State at #18/19 ARIZONA Live Stream 6:30 p.m. MT
Denver at COLORADO Live Stream 7 p.m. MT
Saturday, December 14 Watch Time
New Mexico at Arizona State P12N 2 p.m. MT
Santa Clara at CALIFORNIA   4:30 p.m. PT
#3/3 Oregon at Long Beach State   1 p.m. PT
Utah State at #4/4 Oregon State P12N 7:30 p.m. PT
UNLV at USC Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Nevada at UTAH Live Stream 11:30 a.m. MT
Sunday, December 15 Watch Time
Ohio State at #1/1 STANFORD P12N 5:30 p.m. PT
Pacific at #10/10 UCLA Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
UC Irvine at Washington State P12N 4:30 p.m. PT
Washington at San Diego   2 p.m. PT
Monday, December 16 Watch Time
Providence at UTAH Live Stream 7 p.m. MT

Road to New Orleans: Teams across the country will be focused on getting to New Orleans this season, the site of the 2020 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 3 and 5. To get to New Orleans, teams will have to go through regional sites in Greenville, S.C., Fort Wayne, Ind., Portland, Ore., and Dallas, Texas. Oregon State hosts the Portland Regional for the second year in a row from March 27-March 30, 2020, with specific dates to be announced. The first and second round of the tournament will take place on 16 campus sites with the top-16 seeds hosting, March 19-22, 2020.. The top 64 teams will learn their fates in the broadcast of the annual selection show on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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