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Pac-12 standings, power ratings and NCAA tournament outlook

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PAC-12 STANDINGS
MN-Magic number to win regular-season title
z-Eliminated from regular-season title contention

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JOE LUNARDI NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEDS
Latest bracketology at ESPN.com

WEST (Anaheim)
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 16 Weber State (San Diego)
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 BYU (Spokane)
No. 10 ASU vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (Milwaukee)
EAST (New York)
No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Pittsburgh (Buffalo)
SOUTH (Memphis)
No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 7 Kansas State (Raleigh)
MIDWEST (Indianapolis)
No. 10 California vs. No. 7 Gonzaga (Milwaukee)
ON THE BUBBLE:
Among “Last Four Byes” (phase ahead of “Last Four In”): Colorado
Note: Oregon is not listed despite No. 43 RPI

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Arizona loses to ASU but still deserves to be No. 1 seed — CBS.com bracketologist Jerry Palm

JERRY PALM NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEDS
Latest bracketology at CBS.com

WEST
No. 1 Arizona vs. TBD (San Diego)
No. 10 ASU vs. No. 7 North Carolina (San Antonio)
EAST
No. 10 Colorado vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (Buffalo)
MIDWEST
No. 9 California vs. No. 8 George Washington (St. Louis)
SOUTH
No. 9 Stanford vs. No. 8 Kansas State (Orlando)
No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 Tennessee (Milwaukee)

PAC-12 RPI (ESPN.COM)
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UCLA (9-3 in the Pac-12) is only one game in the loss column behind Arizona (10-2), but the Wildcats beat the Bruins so they have a two-game lead with six games left. It’s still a close race for the Pac-12 regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the conference tournament after the Wildcats looked as if they could run away with the race with an 8-0 start.

With three weekends left in the Pac-12 season, the Bruins have the easiest road in terms of the records of conference opponents (32-42). Colorado, with faint hopes at 8-5, has the toughest remaining schedule facing conference opponents with a 40-21 record.

Arizona and ASU (8-4) each have only two home games and four road games remaining against conference foes who are 38-36.

Cal (8-4) and Stanford (7-5) have the most home games left with four, but the records of their remaining opponents is 42-32.

REMAINING SCHEDULES:
Arizona — Home (2): Feb. 26, Cal; March 2, Stanford. Away (4): Wed., Utah; Sat., Colorado; March 5, Oregon State; March 8, Oregon. Combined conference record of opponents: 38-36.
UCLA — Home (2): Feb. 27, Oregon; March 2, Oregon State. Away (4): Wed., Cal; Sat., Stanford; March 6, Washington; March 8, Washington State. Combined conference record of opponents: 32-42.
ASU — Home (2): Feb. 26, Stanford; March 2, Cal. Away (4): Wed., Colorado; Sun., Utah; March 4, Oregon; March 8, Oregon State. Combined conference record of opponents: 38-36.
Cal — Home (4): Wed., UCLA; Sun., USC; March 5, Utah; March 8, Colorado. Away (2): Feb. 26, Arizona; March 1, ASU. Combined conference record of opponents: 42-32.
Colorado — Home (2): Wed., ASU; Sat., Arizona. Away (3): March 1, Utah; March 5, Stanford; March 8, Cal. Combined conference record of opponents: 40-21.
Stanford — Home (4): Thur., USC; Sat., UCLA; March 5, Colorado; March 8, Utah. Away (2): Feb. 26, ASU; March 2, Arizona. Combined conference record of opponents: 42-32.

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WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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