Joe Lunardi updates Pac-12 Bracketology, explains UCLA and Arizona scenarios
Joe Lunardi is out with his latest Bracketology update, and has outlined the Pac-12 scenarios, particularly related to UCLA and Arizona.
Currently, the league has 2 bids and 4 teams on the bubble, according to the ESPN analyst. The 4 bubble teams are between the first 4 and next 4 currently outside of the NCAA Tournament field.
Lunardi said the Bruins are “next in line” for a No. 1 seed as they get set to play Stanford on Thursday night. However, beating the Cardinal is not enough to push them to the top line, regardless of results elsewhere.
Arizona can get to a 2-seed with a win over Utah on Thursday, but USC won’t get into the field if it beats Cal.
UCLA — 2-seed
Arizona — 3-seed
Oregon First Four Out, No. 70
USC First Four Out, No. 71
Arizona State Next Four Out, No. 74
Utah Next Four Out, No. 75
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) February 16, 2023