Washington 18-4 (9-0)
Good wins: None Bad Losses: None
The Huskies (barring disaster) are the only team in the Pac-12 that is securely in the tournament this year and even they might need to win the Pac-12 Tournament to 100 percent guarantee they’re in. They nation hates the Pac-12 this year so they might not get a great seed even if they win out, but watch out for where the committee seeds Gonzaga and Nevada. They love to pair Pac-12 teams against other West Coast teams as soon as possible to ensure one gets knocked out as early as possible.
Toughest remaining game: at Arizona 2/7
On the Bubble
Arizona State 15-6 (6-3)
Seed: 10-play in
Good wins: Mississippi State, Utah State, Kansas Bad losses: at Vanderbilt
The Sun Devils have a trio of non-conference wins that should get them in as long as they are solid in Pac-12 play. They don’t have much margin for error though and would get a huge boost if they can beat Washington on Saturday.
Toughest remaining game: Washington 2/9
Arizona 14-8 (5-4)
Seed: NIT-play in
Good wins: Iowa State Bad losses: None
The Wildcats are tough and talented, but they won’t be good enough for the tournament this year if they don’t do better in a down Pac-12. Like Arizona State, they can make a huge splash with a win over Washington this week.
Toughest remaining game: Washington 2/7
Oregon State 14-7 (6-3)
Good wins: Old Dominion Bad losses: Texas A&M
The Beavers have done well-enough in-conference to get themselves in NCAA Tournament contention. They probably have to do even better though to get in without winning the Pac-12 Tournament.
Toughest remaining game: at Washington 3/6
USC 13-9 (6-3)
Good wins: None Bad losses: Vanderbilt, at Santa Clara
The Trojans are another team doing well in-conference that need to do even-better to make it in. They have the talent to do just that and to win the Pac-12 Tournament too though.
Toughest remaining game: at UCLA 2/28
UCLA 12-10 (5-4)
Good wins: None Bad losses: None
The Bruins have a lot of losses, but that’s because they played a nightmare non-conference slate. They might be able to sneak up if they close hard in-conference and do well in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Toughest remaining game: at Utah 3/9
Oregon 13-9 (4-5)
Good wins: Syracuse Bad losses: Texas Southern
The Ducks are probably dead after getting blown out by Colorado, but they have a big win over Syracuse and talent. They are a team that I could easily see putting it together and winning the Pac-12 Tournament.
Toughest remaining game: at Washington 3/9