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Pac-12 bracketology 3/2: Oregon and UCLA in?

Oregon made a major statement for getting into the field, but may have pushed out Stanford while doing it.

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Arizona 26-30(14-2) RPI: 7 Seed: 2, but closer to 1

Good wins: Gonzaga, at Utah, Utah, San Diego State, at Oregon, Oregon, UCLA Bad losses: at UNLV

Toughest remaining game: 3/7 Stanford

Saturday was a good day for Arizona. They basically locked up the Pac-12 regular season and made a major statement for a one seed by winning at Utah and their Western rival for a one seed Gonzaga got knocked off. Now they just need to win out and worry about Duke, Villanova and Wisconsin.

Utah 22-6 (12-4) RPI: 13 Seed: 3-5

Good wins: Wichita State, at BYU, UCLA

Toughest remaining game: 3/5 at Washington State

Saturday was tough for Utah, they had a chance to steal the Pac-12 and compete for a two or even maybe one seed at home, but just couldn't do it against Arizona and now are probably fighting to get a three instead of a four or five.

On the bubble

Oregon 22-8 (12-5) RPI: 35 Seed: 10-11

Good wins: Utah, UCLA Bad losses: at Washington State

Toughest remaining game: 3/4 at Oregon State

The Ducks are locked into the field in my opinion right now after getting a sweep at the Bay Area schools. The Ducks have no time to celebrate though as they now face a huge trap game in Corvallis against a good Oregon State team.

UCLA 18-12 (10-7) RPI: 52 Seed: Play-in-NIT

Good wins: Utah, Oregon Bad losses: at Colorado

Toughest remaining game: 3/4 USC

UCLA did what they needed to do by sweeping the lowly Washington schools in LA and now just need to knock off last place USC to put themselves in a very good place going into the Pac-12 Tournament.

Stanford 18-10 (9-7) RPI: 56 Seed: NIT

Bad losses: at Washington State, at Colorado

Toughest remaining game: 3/7 at Arizona

The Cardinal have put themselves in a tough spot before heading to Arizona. They must beat Arizona State on the road now to have any shot of making the NCAA Tournament and could really use a huge upset at Arizona or a big run in the Pac-12 Tournament.