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Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Published: Monday, Jan. 11 2016 5:00 p.m. MST

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) drives to the basket against Portland during an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Spokane, Wash.

Tyler Tjomsland, AP/Spokesman-Review

This week in the “Pac-12 Thunderdome,” we were officially left with one remaining undefeated team in league play — you know, the league play that started just the week before. Arizona entered the week the only team in the region ranked in the Top 25, then lost twice.

California fell twice.

Home teams lost three more times.

There was no expectation that the conference had been figured out last week, and there is no idea how that conference will shape up.

Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this season, but how long will that last?

Here’s another attempt at trying to sort it all out


Note: As always, honorable-mention candidates are based on leaders of conferences that did not appear in the top 10 and do not necessarily mean they are the top teams outside of the chosen top 10. Conferences included in these power rankings are Big Sky, Big West, Mountain West, Pac-12, Western Athletic and West Coast. Use of KenPom.com, Massey and RPI ratings are not the absolute basis of the power rankings, but an idea where teams hold up in national metrics ratings.

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