As we draw closer to March Madness, I can’t help but to analyze each conference for teams either worth an At-large bid or one whom is on the bubble. Here, I examine the Pacific-12 Conference, which according to KenPom is the 3rd best conference. The PAC-12 has been awesome this year and has the potential to pump out seven teams into the NCAA Tournament. Currently, the Oregon Ducks and Utah Utes have made it to the PAC-12 Conference Tournament Finals and will play tonight. The result of the game only matters seeding wise, as both are obviously locks. I think the only real disappointment this year in the reigning PAC-12 champions, the UCLA Bruins. This was a team that beat the Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Arizona Wildcats early in the season, only to fall off in the second half of the season.
Best Teams: Oregon Ducks, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, USC Trojans, Oregon st. Beavers
At-large: Oregon Ducks, Utah Utes, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, USC Trojans, Oregon St. Beavers
On The Bubble:
Note: The Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon St. Beavers are my closest teams to the bubble, as they both played dismal teams in their non-conference schedule. However, they both turned it up when conference play began and grabbed tons of quality wins, enough to warrant At-large bids. If the Pacific-12 were to have seven teams represent them, it would most likely match the Big 12 for the most teams to come out of a conference this season. Well done PAC-12, well done…