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Basketball: Cal zooms to top of ESPN’s Pac-12 power ratings; Lunardi projects 6 from Pac

By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 7:04 pm in Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Pac-12 news.

Not sure which one of these is more surprising/impressive:

– ESPN.com’s Jason King has moved Cal to the top of his weekly Pac-12 power ratings.

– ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is projecting six (6!) Pac-12 teams into the NCAA tournament field: Cal, Arizona, ASU, Colorado, Oregon and UCLA. He still envisions the Bears playing in the play-in first-round game at Dayton, Ohio, matched against Ole Miss in a battle for the No. 12 seed headed to Kansas City.

 

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  • 1brsfam

    Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has been a better predictor than Lunardi. He was one of a few that had Cal in the play-in game last year and as of today he has us as a 10 seed in KC. He too has ASU in the play in game. That makes more sense to me as Cal’s rpi and conf record are a bit better than ASU’s.

  • joey

    How Lunardi projects St. Mary’s higher than Cal i just don’t understand. He’s usually good but he’s off on this projection.

  • Rollonubears

    11 seed.

  • ConcordBear

    We just need to win every game possible to get in the tournament and then go from there.
    Huge game tomorrow against OSU.

  • 1brsfan

    Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has been a better predictor than Lunardi. He was one of a few that had Cal in the play-in game last year and as of today he has us as a 10 seed in KC. He too has ASU in the play in game. That makes more sense to me as Cal’s rpi and conf record are a bit better than ASU’s.

  • SteveNTexas

    Here’s a good highlight film of the Oregon Game. (Ignore the “Dealing with Incontinence” add below it -after all we won!

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/video/g8fbaeui3x5z1fgkzn8lrs2ho

  • Alaska Bear

    As I am a fan of all Cal sports, high fives to our Cal women’s team that is on the verge of setting a winning streak record and first in the Pac-12. Go Bears!!!

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Joey, Lunardi is money. Remember it’s an “if it happened right now” bracket. He’s not predicting how it will happen when all is said and done, just how the total resumes look at this point.

  • Woj

    Go Bears! Cal may well win the conference title THIS year. Close out the season with 3 home wins and I think Cal is the 2012-2013 Champ of the Pac12 with a 13-5 would-be conference record.