Pac-12 bubble watch: ESPN analyst includes 2 teams with work to do in latest projections
The Pac-12 bubble watch is squarely on as teams prepare for the stretch run heading toward March. While the conference has a couple of teams that could compete for a title, there remains a chance the Pac-12 sends just two teams to the NCAA Tournament.
At this point in the season, Arizona and UCLA are squarely a lock to make the March Madness field, and both teams have the talent to potentially put together a run for the Final Four. As for the bubble, ESPN’s John Gasaway has 2 teams that still need work to do in order to make the tournament.
In regards to USC, Gasaway does have the Trojans in a good position for the field with projections as a No. 9 seed. The cause for concern related to USC is health with Joshua Morgan and Reese Dixon-Waters missing the win over Washington.
As for Oregon, the Ducks are in serious jeopardy right now of missing the tournament with a 14-10 overall record. However, Gasaway points to an 87-68 win over Arizona as evidence of the potential within the Ducks. Games against USC, UCLA and at Washington also provide an opportunity for Oregon to move up and into the March Madness field.