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MojoJojo93

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Felt it was only fair to have a Pac 12 season thread if the SEC had one. 

Here is the Pac 12 Preseason Poll to start off. 

1. UCLA(5) 61 
2. Washington(4) 60
3. Arizona 50
4. Arizona State 43
T5. California 31
T5. Oregon State 31
7. Utah 19
8. Stanford 17
9. Oregon 12

Opening week results with team ERA and combined scores 

UCLA (5-0)
Team ERA: 1.09 
Score: 39 - 5 

Washington (3-1) 
Team ERA: 1.56
Score: 21-5

Arizona (3-2) 
Team ERA: 2.26
Score: 18-10

Arizona State (4-1) 
Team ERA: 3.39
Score: 51-21

Cal (3-0) 
Team ERA: 0.33
Score: 20-1

Oregon State (5-0) 
Team ERA: 2.20
Score: 30-13

Utah (4-1) 
Team ERA: 2.47
Score: 23-16

Stanford (4-1) 
Team ERA: 2.10
Score: 36-15

Oregon (5-0) 
Team ERA: 3.61
Score: 52-20

Upset: 

Missouri over Arizona State
NC State over Arizona 
Norte Dame over Washinngton
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I think Oregon will move up ahead of Utah and Stanford based on the first week. Oregon is a pleasant surprises, but they face much stiffer competition next week.

Arizona, I did not see them play, but they have all the holes they had last year.

UW is off its stride, still looking for timely hitting. The pitching is probably better than expected- Pat Moore actually looked the best out there of the three. Unearned runs came from the freshman errors, not typical of Husky teams, but to be expected this early in the season. UW should be still be #2

Oregon State played well in the games I saw.
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Oregon did pretty much what they were supposed to do with the one exception being the 6-1 victory against Missouri which was a better showing than I think most expected. Giving up 19 runs to Kansas, CSUN, Bradley and Seattle (average RPI 137) can't give them too much comfort. Their #2 had a 5.90 ERA against those teams. I think they will be better than Utah, and maybe stanford too, but we'll see how they roll at St. Pete's. 

WA lost a lot of seniors and have some freshmen taking their place. They haven't put together the timely hit (39 LOB in 5 games), and some of the fielding and throwing has taken a hit. TA and especially Plain don't look quite themselves yet although Moore looked better than I thought she would after seeing her in the fall. That said, they still outscored their opponents 29-7 in their first 5 games. Reynolds has been quite a find, although I would have expected more contribution from Huskey and Schiele. I think they'll be fine though and I would still put them at #2 in the pac. 

UCLA, or at least Garcia and Jordan looked awesome. ASU looked like they lost their AA pitcher and didn't quite replace her. If it were me I'd maybe swap Utah and Oregon for now, with the rest being spot on.
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Nicely put cjs.  Top is status quo.  Bottom is Stanford and Oregon over Utah for now since they all three played very similar schedules.
Today starts the wildcard in my opinion - Cal faces a tough schedule.  They could lose nine of their next ten games.  Will they end up as the Pac 12 fifth best or their eighth best?
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Nicely put cjs.  Top is status quo.  Bottom is Stanford and Oregon over Utah for now since they all three played very similar schedules.
Today starts the wildcard in my opinion - Cal faces a tough schedule.  They could lose nine of their next ten games.  Will they end up as the Pac 12 fifth best or their eighth best?


I was pretty surprised to see such a tough OOO schedule with 4 new faces/FR. in the lineup. Dung and Conley will need to be close to perfect in the circle.

With that said, the FR. had some good moments in the first weekend of play. Perez (Firecrackers) threw a 3 hit shutout. Smith (Choppers) will provide some much needed power to the lineup. Amani Bradley will be a fixture at the top of the lineup all 4 years. Good start for them.

https://ragincajuns.com/watch/?Live=951&type=Live ---- For anyone interested, here is a link to the DH today. First game starts at 02:00pm PST.

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PAC 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: https://pac-12.com/article/2019/02/11/pac-12-announces-softball-players-week

Player: Missy Nunes, Oregon State
Pitcher: Rachel Garcia, UCLA
Freshman: Rachel Cid, Oregon



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Pac-12 OPS (OBP+SLG) Week One:

ASU 1.254
Oregon 1.093
UCLA 1.016
Arizona .932
Stanford .930
OSU .884
Cal .813
UW .773
Utah .715

Pac-12 ERA:

UW 1.03
UCLA 1.09
Cal 1.91
Stanford 2.10
OSU 2.20
Arizona 2.26
Utah 2.47
Oregon 3.61
ASU 3.62
Lauren

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The difference in ERA between UCLA/UW and the rest of the PAC is fairly big
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Good point Lauren.  And UW especially had good competition.

That spread will widen with Cal's competition.  Cal won't end up in the top half of the conference at the end of the year.
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Cal's ERA is taking a beating today.
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Cal's ERA is taking a beating today.


Good news: Only 7 earned....

Bad news:...in 5 innings.
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