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Pac-12 Women’s Basketball tips off 2021 with highly-anticipated league action

Dec 29, 2020
Mike Mattina / Arizona Athletics


• Once again the Conference of Champions enters the week with four teams in the AP top 25, three of which ranked in the top 10. STANFORD is ranked #1 for the fourth-straight week and is followed by #6 ARIZONA, #8 OREGON and #11 UCLA. OREGON STATE and ARIZONA STATE are both receiving votes.

• The Pac-12 tips off the new year with multiple top-25 league matchups, starting on New Year’s Day with #6 ARIZONA hosting top-ranked STANFORD at 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. MT, and continuing on Sunday as #8 OREGON takes on #11 UCLA at 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT, both airing on Pac-12 Network. They will mark the fourth and fifth matchups of AP Top 25 teams so far in Conference play.

• The Pac-12 concluded non-conference play last week, finishing with a 23-4 (.852) mark against countable NCAA Division I non-conference opponents. It marked the fourth time in the past five seasons the league recorded an .800-or-better non-conference win percentage.

• With STANFORD maintaining the top spot in the AP Top 25 rankings this week, the Cardinal has been ranked #1 in the poll for the third-straight year. A Pac-12 team has been ranked #1 in the AP Top 25 in 11 of the past 26 weeks (Last season OREGON was ranked #1 in the preseason to week-four polls and Stanford was #1 from weeks five to seven). The Ducks have been ranked in the top-10 for 64-straight weeks.

• In addition to having the longest active winning streak in the country at 26 straight, #8 OREGON has also one 23-straight conference games, which is the third-longest active stream in the country. Their 13-straight road wins is also the second-longest active streak in the nation.

• The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship will be held in one geographic area and has begun preliminary talks with San Antonio and the surrounding region to serve as the potential landing spot for the 64-team tournament. More information can be found here.


Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
#6 Arizona 5-0 7-0
#8 Oregon 5-0 7-0
#1 Stanford 4-0 7-0
Washington State 2-1 4-1
#11 UCLA 3-2 5-2
Arizona State 2-2 6-2
Washington 1-3 4-3
Oregon State 1-3 3-3
Colorado 1-3 3-4
USC 1-4 3-4
Utah 1-4 2-4
California 0-4 0-7

PAC-12 WEEKLY SCHEDULE  (All games, tip times & TV broadcasts are subject to change)
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Expanded Schedule

Friday, January 1    
Washington State at Utah Live Stream 12 p.m. MT
Washington at Colorado Live Stream 3 p.m. MT
California at Arizona State P12N 3 p.m. MT
#1 Stanford at #6 Arizona P12N 5 p.m. MT
USC at #8 Oregon P12N 6 p.m. PT
Sunday, January 3    
California at #6 Arizona P12N 12 p.m. MT
Washington State at Colorado P12MT & P12WA 12 p.m. MT
#11 UCLA at #8 Oregon P12N 1 p.m. PT
Washington at Utah P12MT & P12WA 2 p.m. MT
#1 Stanford at Arizona State P12N 4 p.m. MT


Week of Player Freshman
Nov. 30 Charisma Osborne, UCLA Tameiya Sadler, WASH
Dec. 7 Haley Jones, STAN Sasha Goforth, OSU
Dec. 14  Brynna Maxwell, UTAH  Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Dec. 21  Aari McDonald, ARIZ  Sydney Parrish, ORE
Dec. 28  Jordan Sanders, USC  Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
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