This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball - Feb. 17, 2021
• For the third-straight week, Pac-12 teams will battle it out on ESPN/2 with #8 UCLA hosting Oregon State on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT on ESPN 2, and #6 STANFORD welcoming #10 ARIZONA to Maples Pavilion on Monday at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on ESPN 2. The contest between the Cardinal and Wildcats will be the 11th league matchup between ranked conference foes this season.
• STANFORD holds the top spot once again in the latest NET Rankings, followed by # 5 OREGON, #8 UCLA, #11 ARIZONA, #38 WASHINGTON STATE, #52 OREGON STATE, #56 USC, #57 COLORADO and #74 ARIZONA STATE for nine teams in the top 75. The four teams in the top 11 are the most of any other conference.
• STANFORD comes in at #6 in the latest AP poll and is followed by #8 UCLA, #10 ARIZONA and #13 OREGON, and the four teams in the top 13 are the most of any other league. The Pac-12 has now boasted four or more teams in the AP top 25 in all 13 polls this season.
• #10 ARIZONA’s Adia Barnes, #6 STANFORD’s Tara VanDerveer and #8 UCLA’s Cori Close are among the 15 finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year award.
• Charlie Creme’s latest 2021 NCAA Tournament 64-team bracket prediction has five Pac-12 teams going dancing, including STANFORD as the top seed and followed by ARIZONA as a two-seed, UCLA and OREGON each as three-seed, and WASHINGTON STATE as a nine-seed, which would be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for the Cougars since 1991. Creme also has USC as one of the first four out and OREGON STATE as a next four out. The updated bracket can be found here.
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, February 19|
|Colorado at Washington State||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|#10 Arizona at California||P12N||12:30 p.m. PT|
|Oregon State at USC||P12N||2:30 p.m. PT|
|#13 Oregon at #8 UCLA||P12N||5 p.m. PT|
|Arizona State at #6 Stanford||P12N||7 p.m. PT|
|Utah at Washington||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, February 21|
|Utah at Washington State||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|#11 Oregon at USC||P12N||12 p.m. PT|
|Oregon State at #8 UCLA||ESPN2||1 p.m. PT|
|Arizona State at California||Live Stream||1 p.m. PT|
|Colorado at Washington||Live Stream||2 p.m. PT|
|Monday, February 22|
|#10 Arizona at #6 Stanford||ESPN2||6 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK