Oregon Basketball Is the Class of the Pac-12

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Oregon Basketball Is the Class of the Pac-12
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As we make our way to the halfway point of the Pac-12 basketball schedule, it is time to look at who the best teams in the conference are.

The Oregon Ducks are currently undefeated in Pac-12 play and are atop the conference. UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State have two conference losses each.

All three schools have lost to Oregon, and they all have played each other. Arizona won at Arizona State 71-54 on January 19th, UCLA defeated Arizona on the road 84-73 this past Thursday, and Arizona State upset UCLA at home on Saturday, 78-60.

Teams are already beginning to beat each other up in conference play. This could potentially be the Pac-12 Conference’s best season since 2007-08. There are currently four to five teams in the Pac-12 that could go dancing in March.

In the past few seasons, Pac-12 teams have beaten up on each other because they were simply not talented. A team we all thought would be on the rise would suddenly lose. It hurt the conference, and fewer teams received NCAA tournament bids. The Pac-12 is still not as talented as it should be, but it is on the rise.

Here are the top five teams in the Pac-12 Conference up to this point in the season. 

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