Two weeks ago this morning, as the Bears prepared to play at Arizona, they were sitting at No. 75 in the RPI computer rankings.
This morning, having won five in a row since then, they are No. 40.
Cal has three regular-season games remaining, all at home:
— Thursday vs. RPI 177 Utah
— Saturday vs. RPI 29 Colorado
— Wednesday, March 6 vs. RPI 67 Stanford
Cal could lose any of these, but also could sweep. They probably need two to assure themselves of an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.
They’d do themselves a big favor by making it the next two — Utah and Colorado.