1. No. 4 Stanford (28-2, 17-1 Pac-12)

Senior forward Chiney Ogwuumike was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second straight season. She was also named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight season. Ogwumike averaged 27 points (a conference-best) and 12.1 rebounds (second-best). If the NCAA had an MVP award, Ogwumike might have won that too. She led the Cardinal to a fantastic season for the fourth year in a row.

2. Oregon State (21-9, 13-5)

Head coach Scott Rueck was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year Wednesday. In the preseason, OSU was picked to finish eighth in the conference. After a 2-4 start to conference play, the Rueck-led Beavers surprised a lot of people by going 11-1 to close the season. That includes a nine-game winning streak in which the Beavers have looked pretty unstoppable. Their last three games have been 20-, 30- and 23-point victories. This team is scary right now.

3. No. 20 California (21-8, 13-5)

Junior forward Reshanda Gray has had a remarkable season. The 6-foot-3 forward was named to the All-Pac-12 team alongside teammate Brittany Boyd. Gray averaged 17.3 points on an uber-efficient 60.4 percent field goal percentage. Against Washington State, Gray scored a Pac-12 season-high 43 points. The Golden Bears were getting ready to end the season on an eight-game winning streak, but the loss to Washington in the season finale has to sting a little.

4. USC (18-12, 11-7)

Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 team after averaging 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. She and junior forward Ariya Crook (15.8 points) led USC to a tie for fourth place in the Pac-12. The Trojans play Arizona in the first round of the conference tournament, with the winner playing Arizona State in the second round.

5. Arizona State (22-8, 11-7)

The Sun Devils have some huge wins under their belt. They beat No. 11 North Carolina, No. 20 Syracuse and No. 15 California. But that was early in the year, and losses have started to pile up lately. After an amazing run to start the season. Arizona State limps into the Pac-12 Tournament with a 2-5 record in its last seven games.

6. Washington (17-12, 10-8)

After the Huskies played spoiler to Stanford's perfect conference season, the Huskies had another upset victory Sunday. This time it was against Cal. Tandem stars Kelsey Plum and junior guard Jazmine Davis were each named to the All-Pac-12 team. Plum, who averaged 20.9 points and 2.9 assists, was also given the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award. Plum, Davis and the Huskies have a first-round matchup with Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament.

7. Washington State (15-15, 9-9)

A guard-oriented team, the Cougars finished with neither a winning season nor a losing season. They finished two spots above where coaches predicted they would finish, but the Cougars have to be hungry after missing a chance to put away California in their penultimate regular season game. They have a first-round matchup with Oregon.

8. Colorado (16-13, 6-12)

Pac-12 coaches predicted that the Buffaloes would finish the season in third place in the conference. By season's end, they've finished in a tie for ninth. The season hasn't gone like the coaches predicted it would, but Colorado did end the season winning two out of three games. Included is a 20-point victory against the Bruins, who Colorado plays again in the first round of the tournament.

9. UCLA (13-17, 7-11)

The Bruins have two players on the All-Pac-12 team. Senior forward Atonye Nyigifa and sophomore guard Nirra Fields are two parts of a three-headed scoring trifecta. Also included is senior guard Thea Lemberger. The three of them accounted for 80 percent of the Bruins' points this season, but that attack hasn't produced as many wins as they would have liked. UCLA plays Colorado at noon Thursday.

10. Oregon (15-14, 6-12)

The high-flying Ducks scored a conference-best 93.3 points per game for the season, which is 15.1 more points per game than the second-highest scoring team in the conference. On the flip-side, the Ducks allow a conference-worst 89.2 points per game, which is 14.6 more points than the second-worst defense in the conference. In other words, the Ducks have scored a lot of points with little success to show for it. Additionally, the Pac-12 Tournament will be head coach Paul Westhead's final games with the team, as the Ducks announced Wednesday that they would not renew his contract after this year. Oregon plays Washington State at 6 p.m. Thursday.

11. Utah (11-18, 4-14)

The Utes are most successful when they keep scores low. The team averages just 60.2 points per game. Despite this, the Utes have the eighth-highest scorer in the Pac-12. Senior forward Michelle Plouffe averaged 18.3 points per game en route to being named to the All-Pac-12 team. Utah plays Washington at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The winner plays Oregon State Friday at 8:30 p.m.

12. Arizona (5-24, 1-17)

The Wildcats finish the season with one lone conference win. It came against in-state rival Arizona State Feb. 9 when the Wildcats won by 19 points. In that game, they shot 55 percent from the field and held the Sun Devils to 32 percent shooting. Two weeks later, the Wildcats jumped out to a 20-point first half lead against Colorado, but ultimately lost in overtime. That game serves to illustrate how frustrating this season must have been. Arizona plays USC at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mitch Mahoney, sports reporter

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