Power rankings: Pac-12, WCC, MWC men's basketball

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21 2013 7:13 p.m. MST

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Boise State (MWC): The Broncos have two MWC preseason first-team all-conference players.

Utah State (MWC): The Aggies are off to a 3-0 start, and beat USC by 13. If the Aggies beat Mississippi State and BYU in the next 10 days, they will be solidly in the top-10 at that point.

Cal (Pac-12): The Golden Bears only beat Oakland at home by four, while UCLA beat the Grizzlies by 31.

Stanford (Pac-12): The Cardinal have a lot of talent and did beat Northwestern by 13.

UC San Diego: (WCC): The Toreros are off to a 4-0 start, led by junior guard Johnny Dee.
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UteMiguel
Go Utes, CA

what a joke. colorado, SDSU, and others are ranked in your top 12 because they lost to decent teams?

scott
Alpine, UT

The real joke is the program on the hill playing one of the ten worst OOC schedules in the entire country and forfeiting any chance of an at-large NCAA bid before the season even began.

Hawk
Littleton, CO

Despite living in Colorado, I'm not a big CU fan, but I think they are going to surprise some people in the PAC this year. They've had a couple of good recruiting classes and Tad Boyle is an under-rated coach -- he seems to be getting the most out of the talent he has.

nategagon
Taylorsville, UT

@UteMiguel

I understand your point, but it wasn't because they lost to good teams - it was because they were very competitive in those games. With the season being so short and most of these teams having played really bad competition, a close loss to a good team counts for more than beating a team no one has heard of by 20 points.

As the weeks go along, we will have a lot more to judge the teams by. We could always take a shortcut, not do any unique research, and just copy the rankings of the polls - but we're better than that.

The feedback is appreciated though - either way!

UteMiguel
Go Utes, CA

Nate,
You have to admit you are putting a lot of weight on a 12-point loss to a barely-ranked team.

shorts
Payson, UT

RE UteMiguel

"You have to admit you are putting a lot of weight on a 12-point loss to a barely-ranked team."

What team are you talking about?

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