Arizona Wildcats: Despite a rather embarrassing sweep in LA (including a beatdown at Pauley against the surging Bruins), the Wildcats are still in plum position to get the best possible slot of all the Pac-10 squads. Their final games should help them, as they play the hapless Oregon schools in Tucson, giving Arizona a great shot at winning the Pac-10 regular season title.
Bracketology: Lunardi has them as a 5th seed playing Missouri State in the Southwest regional. Dobbertean has them as a 6th seed playing Michigan State in the East regional.
UCLA Bruins: The Bruins are surging. If not for Jorge Gutierrez playing the game of his life against them in Haas Pavilion a week and a half ago, UCLA would be riding a nine game winning streak in conference into Washington. As it is, they've won 11 of their last 13 and are atoning quite well for their sloppy 9-6 start to the season. But getting swept in the Evergreen State could undo all that hard work.
Bracketology: Lunardi has them as an 8th seed in the East regional playing Old Dominion. Dobbertean has them as a 7th seed in the Southwest playing Virginia Tech.
Washington Huskies: A few weeks ago, Washington looked on track to win the Pac-10. But they're stumbling to the finish line. They've won only three of their last eight conference games, including embarrassing defeats in Oregon and a sweep to their rivals in Pullman. The Huskies are now fighting to stay alive, and they'll have to defend their home court against USC & UCLA if they expect to be a shoo-in for that third and final seed.
Bracketology: Lunardi has them as a 9th seed in the West regional playing Kansas State; Dobbertean has them as a 10th seed in the West region playing Florida State.
Sleepers: Outside of another team winning the Pac-10 tournament, only the USC Trojans stand an outside chance of an NCAA bid if they can at least split in Washington and make a conference tournament run. But that shot is too remote to consider at this time.