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Pac-12 NCAA Tournament Watch 3/3: Seven teams get into 2014 NCAA Tournament

Oregon sneaks into the NCAA Tournament with their win at UCLA.

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Arizona 27-2 (14-2)

Good wins: Duke, at Michigan, at UCLA, at San Diego State, Arizona State, at Stanford, Stanford, Cal, Oregon, at Colorado, Colorado, Southern

Seed: 1

Toughest remaining game: at Oregon 3/8

The Wildcats' mission down the stretch now is to outduel Florida and Wichita State for the top overall seed in the tournament and if they win out, I think it is a guarantee. Winning out is no guarantee though, as they finish with a trap game at Oregon and will be challenged in the Pac-12 Tournament.

UCLA 22-7 (11-5)

Good wins: Arizona State, at Colorado, Colorado, Stanford, at Cal, Cal

Seed: 5-6

Toughest remaining game: at Washington 3/6

The Bruins hurt their cause to get into the four seed range by sitting Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams and losing to Oregon, but they should be able to hover in the five seed range if they can finish as they should. They have a trap game in their next game though at a decent Washington that could pull off an upset and push them towards the seven seed range heading into the Pac-12 tournament.

On the bubble

Arizona State 21-8 (10-6)

Good wins: Arizona, Colorado, Stanford, Cal, at Cal, Oregon, UCIrvine

Seed: 8-10

Toughest remaining game: at Oregon 3/4

A week after a disastrous trip to the Rocky Mountain schools, the Sun Devils had a huge week by holding court in Tempe over Cal and Stanford, pushing them back to the top of the on the bubble heap. But, a tough road trip beckons to the Oregon schools and the Sun Devils could fall right back to the razor's edge if they lose both games in the Northwest.

Colorado 20-9 (9-7)

Good wins: Kansas, Arizona State, Oregon, Harvard

Seed: 10-12 play-in

Toughest remaining game: at Stanford 3/5

The Buffaloes lost a tough one at Utah last weekend to drop their stock a little bit and they haven't ton too much in the second-half of Pac-12 play. They now close with a very tough road trip to the Bay Area schools and a sweep out there could easily push them towards the NIT heading into the Pac-12 Tournament unless they can get a win on the road.

Stanford 18-10 (9-7)

Good wins: at UConn, UCLA, Arizona State, at Cal, at Oregon

Seed: 10-12 play-in

Toughest remaining game: Colorado 3/5

Tough road trip to Arizona for the Cardinal as they fell off the top of the on the bubble heap and now are drifting towards the edge. They have a great chance to bounce back this week though against the Rocky Mountain schools.

Cal 18-11 (9-7)

Good wins: Arizona, at Stanford, at Oregon, Arkansas, UCIrvine

Bad losses: at USC

Seed: 11-12 play-in

Toughest remaining game: Colorado 3/8

Like Stanford, a tough weekend in Arizona for the Bears and now they probably the most on the bubble of the on the bubble teams in the conference other than Oregon. If Oregon can close strong and get in, I am very worried for the on the bubble Pac-12 team in the ASU/CU/CAL/SU pack, as I could see the committee snubbing the least worthy of the group if they put Oregon in. As we all know, the committee loves screwing the Pac-12.

Oregon 20-8 (8-8)

Good wins: at UCLA, BYU, UCIrvine, Utah Valley

Seed: 12 play-in or NIT

Toughest remaining game: Arizona 3/8

A sweep of the LA schools pushed the Ducks and their fantastic overall record over the edge and into the tournament in my opinion. Now, they have a great chance to clinch a spot in the tournament if they can sweep the Arizona schools in Eugene, but it's also a risky slate, as getting swept by the desert schools would leave them out in the cold, or NIT.

Still alive

Utah 19-9 (8-8)

Good wins: UCLA, Arizona State, Colorado, BYU

Bad losses: at Washington State

Seed: NIT

Toughest remaining: at Stanford 3/8

It is a long shot, but with their solid overall record and improving in-conference record, the Utes aren't quite dead yet, especially after scoring a huge win over Colorado last weekend. Now, if the Utes, can somehow sweep the Bay Area schools at home, I think they could become a legitimate bubble team heading into the Pac-12 Tournament.