>> The Pac-12 has six teams in the AP Top-25: No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Stanford, No. 8 USC, No. t-10 Utah and No. 23 Washington State. It’s the eighth time the Pac-12 has placed three teams in the top five, including twice this season. It’s the second time the Pac-12 boasts five teams in the top 10 of the AP poll, and first time any league has done so in consecutive weeks since the SEC on Jan. 9, 1989.
>> The Pac-12’s .925 (49-4) winning percentage against Division opponents leads all major conferences. > Big 12: .900 (45-5) > SEC: .838 (57-11) > ACC: .762 (48-15) > Big Ten: .721 (44-17) > Big East: .600 (27-18)
>> ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s latest Bracketology has nine Pac-12 teams in the NCAA Tournament: No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 1 seed Colorado, No. 1 seed Stanford, No. 2 seed USC, No. 3 seed Utah, No. 6 seed Washington State, No. 7 seed Arizona, No. 7 seed Washington, and No. 10 seed Oregon State. The league’s record for NCAA Tournament participants is seven (2016-17 and 2022-23).
>> Stanford’s Cameron Brink was named an Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday, giving the Cardinal two honorees in as many weeks after Kiki Iriafen earned the nod last Tuesday. Brink became just the third Stanford player since 1999-2000 with 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks in a game, and the first since Chiney Ogwumike on March 8, 2014.
>> The Pac-12 is tied with the Big 12 for the most top-25 wins this season with three (No. 21 USC vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 83-74 on Nov. 6; No. 20 Colorado vs. No. 1 LSU, 92-78 on Nov. 6 & No.15 Stanford vs. No. 9 Indiana, 96-64 on Nov. 12).
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