The Devils in Detail women’s basketball coverage team of Sam Ficarro, Jordan Kaye, Gigi Micketti and Leah Soto put together a Pac-12 poll with conference season beginning this week. Today, teams ranked 12th to ninth is unveiled.
This season has the making of the most competitive season in Pac-12 women’s basketball history. As of December 26, they’re seven ranked Pac-12 teams in the AP Poll and two undefeated teams in California and Utah. The seven ranked Pac-12 teams is the second-most in the country only behind the ACC, who have eight ranked teams. To go along with the seven ranked teams, three Pac-12 teams have also received votes in the AP Poll and are on the cusp of joining the rankings. This is all coming off the Pac-12 having two teams in the Women’s Final Four last season. The Pac-12 have faced a lot of tough opponents, like Baylor, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee. In total, the Pac-12 has 114-19 non-conference record with three non-conference games remaining this week. Every game in the Pac-12 this season will be competitive, and no team can take a night off. No game will be easy. The conference’s depth could prove to be extremely beneficial come NCAA Tournament time.
We will be releasing four teams a day in the lead up to Arizona State’s conference opener versus Stanford Friday. It’s time to buckle up of what could be a chaotic conference season with a lot of close games. Without further ado, our Pac-12 Poll begins in the Pacific Northwest.