Dec 29, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA Stanford Cardinal players listen to head coach Johnny Dawkins during the second half against the Cal Poly Mustangs at Maples Pavilion. Stanford won 79-62. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

HoyoScale Pac-12 Basketball Standings (Updated)


Jan 23, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) dribbles the ball as Arizona State Sun Devils guard Jahii Carson (1) defends during the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 23, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Utah Utes guard Brandon Taylor (11) dribbles the ball as Arizona State Sun Devils guard Jahii Carson (1) defends during the second half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

So if you read this blog daily, and I know you do, you know that last Friday I invented a new system with which to look at basketball standings.  And by invented I mean stole, but no one else put and name to it, SO IT’S ALL MINE I TELL YOU… MINE.

The idea is you get +1 for a road win and -1 for a home loss.  Home wins and road losses give you nothing.  Since road wins are at such a premium, I think this give you a good idea where everyone stands.

Ok so if you also looked at the standings, you know they weren’t quite accurate.  Hey, if I could do math I wouldn’t be blogging.  But I’ve redone them, these are accurate and I’ve changed the name from rankings to standings because these aren’t subjective.

So Here we are.

  1. Arizona             +3
  2. Cal                     +2
  3. UCLA                +1
  4. Arizona St.       +1
  5. Washington     +1
  6. Colorado             0
  7. Stanford              0
  8. Oregon St.          0
  9. Oregon               -1
  10. Utah                    -1
  11. Washington St. -3
  12. USC                    -3

Essentially the same, a couple of corrections.  What I think the thing to take away from this is that if you aren’t at least +1 right now.  You’re NCAA chances are fading quickly.  And if that is true, the Utah search for the NIT has to be a concern as there are four other teams making just as good a case as you right now.

The other concerns for Utah has to be this.  Utah faces home games against 3 teams with positive numbers, Washington, Arizona St., and Arizona.  While Utah has on one road game against a team with a negative number, USC.  Combine that with Utah having two losses already to teams with negative numbers, Oregon and Washington St. and the road looks difficult for Utah in the back half.

Lot’s of work for Utah to do.

 

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