ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is projecting Cal as a No. 9 seed into the NCAA tournament, and has the Bears paired against Mississippi State in a first-round game at Omaha.
That scenario would put the Cal-MSU winner in a second-round matchup against top-seeded Missouri.
Would the Bears welcome a rematch against a Tigers team that beat them 92-53 points back in November?
Arizona, as a No. 11 seed, is the only other Pac-12 team projected into the field, according to Lunardi.
Washington is listed as one of the “first four out,” and Oregon among the “next four out.”