Originally posted 01-10-2021, 04:41 AM

With teams now having played upwards of 5 or 6 conference games, we have a pretty good idea of where teams stand vis-a-vis each other. The 12 schools can basically be slotted into three groups:

Group 1: teams likely to be .500 or better in conference and legit contenders for an NCAA Tourney bid: UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, USC and Stanford (possibly in that order).

Group 2: teams competing to be .500 or better in conference: Arizona, Washington State and ASU

Group 3: teams trying to avoid a bottom of the conference finish: Utah, Oregon State, Cal and Washington.

I think four Pac-12 teams make the NCAA Tourney.