2010-2011 BTD College Basketball Preview-Pac-10 General

We continue our preview with a look at the Preseason Pac-10 Standings (Compiled by 5 Pac-10 Blogs), along with the Pac-10's top Non-Conference Games. Enjoy!

Preseason Pac-10 Standings (Compiled by Addicted to Quack, Building the Dam, Rule of Tree, California Golden Blogs, and House Of Sparky)

Place            Team (1st Place votes in parentheses)          Points (Out of 50)

1st                 Washington (4)                                                  49
2nd                Arizona                                                               40
3rd                UCLA (1)                                                             39
4th                 Washington State                                             35
5th                 Arizona State                                                      28
6th                 USC                                                                    25
7th                 Oregon State                                                     21
8th                 California                                                           17
9th                 Stanford                                                            13
10th               Oregon                                                              9

How Each Blog Voted

Addicted to Quack

1.  Washington

2.  WashingtonState

3.  UCLA

4.  Arizona

5.  OregonState

6.  ArizonaState

7.  USC

8.  California

9.  Stanford

10. Oregon

Building the Dam (Predicted record, conference record in parentheses)


1. UCLA, 26-14 (15-3)                  

2. Washington, 24-4 (14-4)

3. WashingtonState, 22-6 (13-5)

4. Arizona, 22-9 (12-6)

5. OregonState, 18-11 (10-8)

6. Stanford, 16-12 (8-10)

7. California, 14-14 (8-10)

8. Oregon, 12-18 (4-14)

9. USC, 11-20 (3-15)

10. ArizonaState, 11-17 (3-15)

California Golden Blogs

1. Washington

2. Arizona

3. WashingtonState

4. ArizonaState

5. UCLA

6. USC

7. OregonState

8. California

9. Oregon

10. Stanford

 

Rule Of Tree

 

1. Washington

2. Arizona

3. UCLA

4. USC

5. ArizonaState

6. WashingtonState

7. Stanford

8. Cal

9. OregonState

10. Oregon


House Of Sparky

 

1. Washington

2. Arizona State

3. Arizona

4. USC

5. UCLA

6. Washington State

7. California

8. Oregon State

9. Oregon

10. Stanford

A look at the Pac-10's top Non-Conference Games after the break.

RPI Boosters

by ConnorOSU

Here’s a look at the Non-Conference Games that will boost the Pac-10’s RPI’s going into March.

All Times Pacific

Arizona
State @ New Mexico, November 16th, 7:00 PM, Versus

ASU’s schedule is relatively easy except for this season opener at the Pit.

California vs Temple, November 25th, 6:00 PM, ESPN2

The defending Pac-10 Champs lose many players, but will still contend for another conference championship. Match that against an up and coming Temple team, and this should be a great matchup.

Oregon vs Duke, November 27th, 1:00 PM, FSN

 

A huge game for Oregon, as the #1 Ranked Blue Devils makes their way across the country. The Ducks won’t win this game, but we’ll find out a lot about them if they keep is close.

 

Arizona vs Kansas, November 27th, 7:30 PM, ESPN

 

This one will be played in Las Vegas, pitting a Preseason Top 10 Jayhawks team against an underrated Arizona club. Watch out for the upset in this one.

 

UCLA @ Kansas, December 2nd, 6:00 PM, ESPN

 

Yet another Pac-10 Game for Kansas, but this one will be in Lawrence where KU rarely loses.

 

Kansas State @ Washington State, December 3rd, 8:00 PM, FSN

 

Another Pac-10-Big 12 matchup, this one featuring the 5th Ranked Wildcats of Kansas State. We’ll find out soon if the Cougars are for real or not.

 

Texas Tech @ Washington, December 4th, 1:00 PM, FSN

The Pac-10-Big 12 Challenge always provides some good matchups, and this year is no exception. If UW gets past the Red Raiders, they should go into Pac-10 Play undefeated.

Oregon State @ Colorado, December 4th, 7:00 PM, ESPNU

 

After a few years of mediocrity, the Buffaloes will finally be contending in the Big 12. If OregonState wins this game, then the Beavers have a good chance of getting through non-conference play unscathed.

 

San Diego State @ California, December 8th

 

A big in-state rivalry for both teams should help Cal’s strength of schedule come March.

 

Gonzaga @ WashingtonState, December 8th, 8:00 PM, FSN

 

The Cougars non-conference schedule is very tough this season, but a win against the Zags would be huge for their confidence.

 

USC @ Kansas, December 18th, 9:00 AM, ESPN

 

The Trojans will have a tough time in this one, but it should help their RPI.

 

Stanford @ Butler, December 18th, 11:00 AM

 

Watch out for the Cardinal in this one. A very talented Cardinal ball club will have nothing to lose against the defending NCAA Tournament Runner-Ups.

 

Arizona @ NC State, December 19th, 1:30 PM, FSN

 

Interesting matchup here. The Wolfpack should be much improved from last season and same with the Wildcats.


USC @ Tennessee, December 21st, 4:00 PM, FSN PT

 

It doesn’t get any easier for the Trojans after the Kansas game. Next up will be a very good Tennessee team. Whatever happens, USC’s RPI will sky-rocket after that road trip.


Kansas
@ California, December 22nd

 

This will be the Jayhawks fourth and final Pac-10 game, and they should win fairly easily.


So there you have it. Make sure to check back tomorrow when I break down the 2010-2011 Oregon State Basketball team.

Go Beavers!

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