The Stanford and Cal women's basketball teams have clinched first-round byes for the Pac-12 Tournament, but four teams are still vying for the two remaining byes and the conference title is still up for grabs.
That's the scenario heading into hoop action this week, which will see nine Pac-12 women's games televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Pac-12 also has four teams ranked among the top 25 again this week with Stanford pacing the league with top-five rankings in both polls. The Cardinal came in at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and No. 5 in ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. California is ranked No. 6/6, followed by UCLA at No. 17/16 and Colorado at No. 20/23.
Washington's Kristi Kingma was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after netting a Pac-12 record 11 three-pointers en route to a career-high 35 points. Her 11 threes tied for the most in a game this season in NCAA Division I women's basketball.
Oregon's Jillian Alleyne was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time this season, after averaging 17.5 ppg and 13.0 rpg while shooting 59.3 percent from the floor in two games last week.
Meanwhile, Cal boasts the longest win streak in the Pac-12 with 11 straight wins. The Bears share the conference lead with Stanford, which has a 10-game wins streak going.
Alleyne and Cal's Gennifer Brandon are two of several players from the Pac-12 who figure prominently in the NCAA stats. The league boasts four of the top 20 rebounders in the country, including Stanford junior Chiney Ogwumike and Alleyne, who are tied for sixth in the category (12.3). Brandon ranks 14th (11.4) and Washington's Aminah Williams ranks 19th (10.9).