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Pac-10 MVP Watch

Two weeks ago Aaron Brooks was looking like a favorite to win the Pac-10 MVP. With two weeks left in the conference regular seasons, things have changed a little. Ducks have lost 5 out of their last 6 games, while the Bruins have done the opposite winning 5 out of their last 6. So it looks like AA right now may be on track to win the conference MVP award, but as Burlison notes he may get some competition from someone else:

I'm now of the believe that the Pac-10 Player of the Year hardware (or certificate, I don't think the conference gives a trophy) is Arron Afflalo's to lose.

But one of his UCLA teammates, backcourt mate Darren Collison, might be looked up by some of the coaches in the conference as the Bruins' most "important" player, which could impact the voting.

Afflalo's defense and "big shot ability", along with everything else he brings to the Bruins, make him the leading candidate, though.
I honestly believe neither AA nor DC really care at this point who is going to be the conference MVP. They are taking their cues from our coaching staff and focusing their attention on Cal Bears. I am sure they are busy figuring out how they can continue to improve their collective team game (while juggling their academics) to accomplish their team goals in next 4 games and beyond. Who is going to win this individual award is most likely the last thing on their minds.

So naturally that leaves rest of us to wonder who is the current favorite to win the Pac-10 MVP? So who is going to win it? Will it be Arron or will it be DC? Or will it be Derrick Low of Washington State? Thoughts?