It was a weekend of almosts in the middle of the Pac-10. A couple of the middle Pac-10 teams hoping to make a statement that they are really top-notch teams came close and showed well, but they came up just a bit short of their goals. Even so, the conference proved yet again that they’re a force to be reckoned with excellence at the top and with surprising depth.
The real question developing now is can anyone challenge the top two? The Pac-10 has two undefeated teams in UCLA and Arizona St., both of whom have looked extremely impressive. There are multiple strong teams behind them, though, so both better be ready for a challenge come conference play because it is only March and nothing is determined in March.