ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has four Pac-12 teams in his mid-season projected NCAA tournament bracket — and lists Cal among his first four out.
Lunardi has unbeaten Arizona as one of his four No. 1 seeds. Also in the field, by his estimation, are Colorado (No. 7 seed), UCLA (No. 8) and Oregon (No. 10).
Cal is listed as the second of the first four to miss the cut, Stanford next.
Click here for Lunardi’s complete bracket.
According to RealTimeRPI.com, Arizona is No. 4 in the latest RPI rankings, with Colorado at No. 6, thanks to a No. 2 strength-of-schedule ranking.
UCLA is No. 40, Oregon No. 51, Arizona State No. 54 and Cal checks in at No. 66 in the RPI. Washington, which visits the Bears on Wednesday night, is No. 71.