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Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« on: February 09, 2019, 07:50:01 PM »
The only way I see this Conference putting more than 1 team in, is to have Washington keep winning , lose in the PAC12 tourney, another team gets the auto bid, and Washington gets an at large.  I see no other team getting an at large bid?



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Re: Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 08:20:18 PM »
That's it. Maybe if assu finishes strong their pre-conference schedule gets them in. Never know how the rest of the power 5 will play out. Come conference tourney time if a couple of low seeds steal an autobid, then I believe the weak PAC12 is shit out of luck.
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Re: Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:08:05 PM »
Washington is an at large bid for sure if there’s not a major collapse. After the win tonight ASU is in prime position for an at large bid if they keep doing what they’re doing. PAC-12 tourney is going to be wild. If a team like Oregon state or Arizona wins over asu/wash in the final we could have 3. If Washington wins it and asu loses first round we could have 1

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Re: Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 12:13:00 AM »
Every year there are always a couple of teams left out who have legitimate gripe and couple that get in that are total head scratchers - the later are often from power 5 conferences who are barely .500, played a tough schedule and maybe finished strong, but on the whole, would not have had much of a complaint if they had been left out.

I'd love to say that it is absolutely the best 68 teams but between the fact it is enough of a subjective measure and politics, I believe that there are some considerations made for things other than being one of the best 68. I am not suggesting AZ will get in...but I would bet anything, that no matter how things turn out in the PAC12- we get 2 teams in.

Right or Wrong, if a blue blood is on the bubble, I bet they get little more discussion. Not necessarily an advantage, but no one is gonna care if Mississippi State .500 and had a miserable year and misses the tourney. UCLA or AZ or Stanford...different story. I think this extends to power 5 conference too. The committee (and NCAA) will want to prop up a failing power conference of there is an reasonably uncontroversial way to do so. 

Also, as cynical as it may sound, I think media markets do matter at a certain point. We might literally be looking at only 1 team from California. Lunardi right now has UC Irvine as the only California school. This would be the first tournament of 64 (1985) that does not have at least one of: UCLA, USC, Stanford or Cal. But also no Fresno, SDSU, St Mary's, Pepperdine, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount... usually 2-3 of those make it too. I know the section committee doesn't look at media markets but you can bet someone at the NCAA and CBS and TNT are paying attention. Texas by comparison has 7. Michigan 5, NY 4... This will matter to someone. I believe that if Stanford (unlikely) or USC can finish strong and end up on the bubble and do well in the PAC12 tourney - they would get a bid, maybe play in or something... Cal is not going anywhere except to Weiking Jones professional funeral. AZ and UCLA will have to win the tournament and that seems more like for UCLA than us at this point.
 
I believe a second PAC12 team will represent one of the lowest barriers to entry but will indeed happen this year.

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Re: Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:32:34 AM »
Nope.
Washington is making the conference look terrible, the same way we normally make other teams look while we run away with the PAC-12 sweep.
Only way we get in more than one is if Washington doesn’t win the PAC-12 tournament.
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Re: Will the Pac12 put more than 1 team into the tourney?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 11:15:59 PM »
Nope.
Washington is making the conference look terrible, the same way we normally make other teams look while we run away with the PAC-12 sweep.
Only way we get in more than one is if Washington doesn’t win the PAC-12 tournament.

We have not done that since Lute...most years we are at most 1 or 2 games over the second place team and often there are 4 or five within 2 or 3 games of us. We've only been the best PAC12 team in the regular season 5 of the last 10 years.... so often we don't lead at all. 

 





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