Top-ranked Stanford takes on #11 Oregon as top-25 matchups continue this week in Pac-12 Women’s Basketball
Jan 5, 2021
• 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 fifth-straight week after a top-10 road win, and is followed by #7 ARIZONA, #9 UCLA and #11 OREGON. ARIZONA STATE, WASHINGTON STATE and OREGON STATE are all receiving votes.
• The Pac-12 will boast an AP Top 25 matchup in Conference play for the sixth time this season as top-ranked STANFORD takes on #11 OREGON on Friday at 11:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network. WASHINGTON STATE, which has won three straight, hosts #7 ARIZONA on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Now app.
• STANFORD holds the top spot in the latest NET Rankings, followed by #5 OREGON, #9 UCLA, #17 ARIZONA, #39 WASHINGTON STATE, #59 USC, #71 ARIZONA STATE, #76 WASHINGTON and #79 COLORADO for nine teams inside the top 80.
• The Pac-12 boasted a member on NCAA.com’s Starting Five, which highlights the top players in the country every week, in three of the past five weeks. #1 STANFORD’s Haley Jones represented the Conference of Champions in the week 2 selection, and three were featured in week 3 (#1 Stanford’s Fran Belibi, #11 OREGON’s Taylor Mikesell and UTAH’s Brynna Maxwell). USC’s Jordan Sanders was highlighted in week five. A week after #7 ARIZONA was named the NCAA’s Team of the Week, top-ranked Stanford earned the honor after topping the Wildcats for its second-straight victory over a top-10 opponent and in its sixth-consecutive true road game, which is a program record.
• 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 fifth-straight week. A Pac-12 team has been ranked #1 in the AP Top 25 in 12 of the past 27 weeks (Last season OREGON was ranked #1 in the preseason to week-four polls and Stanford was #1 from weeks five to seven). #7 Arizona has been ranked in the top 10 for a program-record seven-straight weeks. #9 UCLA have earned a top-11 ranking in 27-straight weeks and been in the top-25 in 30 straight.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
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 8|
|#11 Oregon at #1 Stanford||P12N||11:30 a.m. PT|
|Colorado at #9 UCLA||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
|Utah at USC||P12N||6 p.m. PT|
|#7 Arizona at Washington||P12N||8 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, January 10|
|#7 Arizona at Washington State||P12AZ & P12WA||11 a.m. PT|
|Colorado at USC||P12LA||11 a.m. PT|
|#11 Oregon at California||P12N||1 p.m. PT|
|Utah at #9 UCLA||P12LA & P12MT||1 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|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|
|Jan. 4||Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA||Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU|