1. (Last week: 2) California (Record: 13-6, 5-2 Pac-10; RPI rank: 26)Recent results: Beat Oregon State 65-61; beat Oregon 89-57.Cal is back on top of the rankings and that's not a great thing. No team has stayed here longer than a week. ... Tonight begins the toughest stretch of the season for the Golden Bears, which plays the next two weeks on the road. They begin in Arizona this week and travel to Los Angeles next week for games at USC and UCLA. If Cal goes 3-1 in this stretch, it might sew up the Pac-10 title race.Up next: Thursday at Arizona State; Saturday at Arizona.

2. (1) Arizona State (14-6, 4-3; 81)Recent results: Lost 77-58 to Ariz.Five teams are log jammed at No. 2 in the Pac-10 with three losses. It's difficult to overlook last week's home defeat to an in-state rival, but it...

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