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March 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Poll: Which Pac-12 team will advance farthest in NCAA tourney?

Five teams from the Pac-12 made the NCAA tournament, but the conference didn’t receive a seed higher than No. 6.

On the one hand the league made a vast improvement from last year when just two teams made the Big Dance and Washington, the regular-season champion, didn’t receive an at-large bid.

Still the selection committee didn’t do the Pac-12 any favors this year in terms of the seeding and matchups.

California received a somewhat favorable draw because the Golden Bears are playing in San Jose, Calif. However, they face a very tough UNLV team that is a legitimate Final Four contender. Arizona looks to have the easiest draw. The Widcats are in Salt Lake City against mid-major powerhouse Belmont.

Last year, Cal got stomped in the play-in game while Colorado pulled off an upset victory in the Round of 64 game before losing the next game.

This year the NCAA tourney is as unpredictable as it’s ever been.

I’m guessing Oregon will ride any momentum from winning the Pac-12 tourney and advance to the Sweet 16. Arizona should survive today, but not sure if any other Pac-12 team will win a game.

But what do you think? Which Pac-12 team will be the last team standing in the Big Dance?

Here’s a look at today’s games in the Pac-12. (All times Pacific)

No. 5 Oklahoma State (24-8) vs. No. 12 Oregon (26-8), 1:40 p.m.
Midwest Region: San Jose, Calif.
Station: TNT  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

No. 6 Arizona (25-7) vs. No. 11 Belmont (26-6), 4:20 p.m.
West Region: Salt Lake City
Station: TNT  Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jamie Maggio

No. 5 UNLV (25-9) vs. No. 12 California (20-11), 4:27 p.m.
East Region: San Jose, Calif.
Station: truTV  Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner and Marty Snider

AND HERE’S FRIDAY’S GAMES:

No. 7 Illinois (22-12) vs. No. 10 Colorado (21-11), 1:40 p.m.
East Region: Austin, Texas
Station: TNT Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Otis Livingston

No. 6 UCLA (25-9) vs. No. 11 Minnesota (20-12), 6:57 p.m.
South Region: Austin, Texas
Station: truTV Announcers: Tim Brando, Mike Gminski and Otis Livingtson

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