Arizona's 4-0 start in Pac-12 play is gaining the Wildcats some momentum in the national rankings and bracket forecasts.
Among Pac-12 teams, Washington (38) has the highest NET rating, followed by UA and Oregon State (71), while ASU has slipped to 83.
Oregon State, meanwhile, is making its case for a run at the Pac-12 title, showing depth and defense in a sweep of the Los Angeles schools.
OSU's Stephen Thompson Jr. picked up the Pac-12 Player of the Week award after averaging 25.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 50 percent in the Beavers' sweep.
UA nominated Chase Jeter (16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in wins at Stanford and Cal) while Stanford's KZ Okpala (25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 65.5 percent shooting against UA and ASU) and Washington's David Crisp (16.5 ppg, 64.3 3-point shooting in Utah-Colorado sweep) also had strong cases.
FWIW, this was my AP Top 25 ballot:
6 Michigan State
8 Texas Tech
9 Florida State
11 North Carolina
13 Virginia Tech
17 N.C. State
21 Mississippi State