Nothing says parity quite like seven teams chasing a conference championship with two weeks remaining. The Huskies are 2 1/2 games behind co-leaders Arizona and Oregon.

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With two weeks remaining, Washington is one of seven teams still in the hunt for the Pac-12 regular-season title, which speaks volumes about the parity in the conference.

The Huskies (16-11, 8-7 Pac-12) are 2.5 games behind co-leaders Arizona (22-5, 10-4) and Oregon (21-6, 10-4). If they won their remaining three games, they could conceivably capture their third conference championship in eight years. (Washington won it in 2012 and 2008).

However, UW is currently tied for sixth place and would need a lot of help to jump to the front of the pack. Oregon State, UCLA and Stanford, which are tied at 6-8 for eighth, were eliminated from the regular-season title race last week.

Perhaps equally important for the Huskies is finishing among the top four in the conference, which guarantees a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament.

Here’s a look at the league standings.

Oregon 10-4 21-6
Arizona 10-4 22-5
Utah 10-5 0.5 21-7
California 9-5 1 19-8
USC 8-6 2 19-8
Colorado 8-7 2.5 19-9
Washington 8-7 2.5 16-11
Oregon State 6-8 4 15-10
UCLA 6-8 4 13-12
Stanford 6-8 4 13-12
Arizona State 4-10 6 14-13
Washington State 1-14 9.5 9-18

If the Pac-12 Tournament started this week, here’s a look at the pairings.

Wed., March 9
Game 1: No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 9 Oregon State, 12 noon (PT)
Game 2: No. 5 USC vs. No. 12 Washington State, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Stanford, 6 p.m.
Game 4: No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Arizona State, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 10
Game 5: No. 1 Oregon vs. Game 1 winner, noon
Game 6: No. 4 California vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m.
Game 7: No. 2 Arizona vs. Game 3 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 8: No. 3 Utah vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m.

It figures to be a dogfight for the next two weeks and the standings are likely to change dramatically when the season is over.

Here’s a look at the Pac-12 teams’ remaining schedule and their projected conference record (in parenthesis) according to basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy.

No. 13 Oregon (13-5): Washington State, UW, at UCLA and at USC.
No. 9 Arizona (13-5): at Colorado, at No. 22 Utah, Cal and Stanford.
No. 22 Utah (12-6): Arizona State, Arizona and Colorado
California (11-7): UCLA, USC, at Arizona and Arizona State
USC (10-8): at Stanford, at Cal, OSU and No. 13 Oregon.
Colorado (9-9): Arizona, ASU and at No. 22 Utah.
Washington (9-9): at OSU, at Oregon and WSU.
UCLA (8-10): at Cal, at Stanford, Oregon and OSU.
OSU (8-10): UW, WSU, at USC and at UCLA.
Stanford (7-11): USC, UCLA, at ASU and at Arizona.
ASU (6-12): at Utah, at Colorado, Stanford and Cal.
WSU (1-17): Oregon, OSU and UW.


—  Looks like Utah’s Jakob Poeltl has just about secured the Pac-12 MVP award. The sophomore star center collected his fourth conference player of the week honors after leading the Utes to wins over USC and UCLA. He averaged 22.0 points on 64 percent shooting (18-28), 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks.

— ESPN bracket guru Joe Lunardi has Washington on the wrong side of the NCAA bubble. The Huskies are the fifth team outside the tournament in his latest projections. Lunardi has six Pac-12 teams in the tourney including: Oregon (3), Arizona (4), Utah (6), California (7), USC (8) and Colorado (10).

—’s bracketologist Jerry Palm has seven Pac-12 teams in his latest projections, but not UW. Here’s a look: Oregon (2), Utah (3), Arizona (6), Cal (6), USC (7), Colorado (8) and OSU (9).

— And Michael Beller at projects six Pac-12 teams in the NCAA tourney: Oregon (3), Arizona (4), Utah (6), California (7), USC (7) and Colorado (8).