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NCAA Bracket 2013: Oregon Basketball Underseeded, Other Pac-12 Teams Deserved Better

Did Pac-12 basketball teams get seeded properly this week? Oregon probably deserved a better seed, but Arizona, Cal, Colorado and UCLA all came out okay.


Overall, did the Pac-12 get disrespected with seeding?

Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Only Oregon really, but it was enough to kind of slap the whole conference in the face since it was so bad and because the Ducks won the conference tournament. Outside of the Ducks, I feel like every teams was slotted down about a spot or two of what they could of, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Overall though, I think that the conference got judged too harshly on its performance from the past few years as opposed to this year, so it is crucial for this year's qualifiers to play well.

David Piper, Addicted to Quack: Oregon is the only one I have a huge problem with, but when you underseed a team by four or five seed lines, its a pretty big indictment on what you think of the conference.

NorcalNick, California Golden Blogs: Not especially. The two Pac-12 teams with the strongest out-of-conference resumes (Arizona and Colorado) had comparatively blah in-conference performances. The two Pac-12 teams that excelled in conference play (Cal and Oregon) had weak non-conference resumes.

Hey, at least Arizona, Cal and Oregon are all playing in their own time zones, and at least nobody got sent east of the Mississippi. The Pac-12 didn't get a great draw, but there have been worse years.

Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam: Overall, they actually did pretty well. Oregon got disrespected out of invisibility induced ignorance, but drew a very good location, which balanced things out. Cal got a home game. Arizona got a gift, and UCLA did too, given their circumstances. Even Colorado got a break in going somewhere they are familiar with, and no one got sent far east, to play a true road game, or sent to play Kansas or Kansas St. in Kansas City.

Gekko Mojo, UW Dawg Pound: Not at all. Let's face it, Pac 12 basketball has been pretty putrid the last few years. We don't have enough credibility to warrant special consideration and the resumes of our current teams leave a lot to be desired. My colleagues here seem to have the most problem with the Oregon seeding. Still, we are talking about a team with a non-conference SOS somewhere equal to The Fabulous Sports Babe's playing weight, an RPI around 50 and two losses to the 10 seed Colorado team who nobody seems to have a problem with.

Adam Butler, Pac Hoops: I'd say there was some "disrespect" but when the middle of the conference beats up on the top of the conference and the top of the conference hits a handful of stumbling blocks it's going to shake out about the way it did. I think the Pac-12 teams pose formidable threats (who really wants to play against Muhammad/Drew or Dinwiddie/Roberson or Hill/Lyons or Crabbe/Cobbs or the tournament champs?). Unfortunately, their in conference bodies of work shot themselves in the foot.