ESPN bracket guru Joe Lunardi believes Washington is one of the top eight teams just outside of the 68-team NCAA tournament at the moment.
According to his projections, five Pac-12 teams will make the Big Dance including: No. 2 seed Arizona, No. 4 Oregon, No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Colorado and No. 12 Arizona State.
Lunardi believes seven teams are ahead of UW. Here’s the list (in order): Illinois, BYU, Maryland, Alabama, Villanova, Bucknell and St. John’s.
Jerry Palm at CBSsports.com has four Pac-12 teams (Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Colorado) in the tourney.
Andy Glockner at SI.com has the same four in the dance. Arizona State is the last team out in his bracket.