Mar 10

NOW THAT IT IS COMPLETED: Taking a look at the Sun Devil Pac-12 unbalanced schedule leads you to believe not many teams had a tougher road than ASU. Consider this…

—If you take into the equation the top eight RPI teams (which also are the top eight seeds at the Pac-12 Tournament), ASU’s 7-6 mark is third-best behind only Arizona (10-3) and UCLA (8-4).

—ASU’s 13 games vs. those teams is matched only by Arizona’s 13.

—The difference in schedules is ASU and UA only played the bottom two teams in the Pac-12 once (USC and WSU) and each went 2-0. Stanford, Oregon and Colorado all went 4-0.

—ASU is on a streak of 15 straight games vs. top-100 RPI teams. It has not played a team outside the top-100 since Jan. 9 at USC.

RECORDS VS. TOP EIGHT SEEDS IN PAC-12 TOURNAMENT
ARIZONA, 10-3
UCLA, 8-4
ARIZONA STATE, 7-6
STANFORD, 5-6
OREGON, 4-6
UTAH, 4-7
CALIFORNIA, 4-7
COLORADO, 4-7

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