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Okay, NCAA, how did taking 8 teams from the Pac-10 work out?

I was surprised that the NCAA gave postseason bids to 8 teams from the Pac-10. I'm not in favor of going that deep into ANY conference, even when a team I root for is a beneficiary, because I know that many other conferences are given only one bid. There were a lot of worthy #2 teams that stayed home so that several teams from the Pac-10 could play on in futility. The Portland Pilots come to mind.

As I write this, only two Pac-10 teams, ASU and UCLA, have made it past the regionals to the super-regionals. WSU will join them if they win today. That trio represents the 1st to 3rd place finishers in the conference. The other teams selected, although they won some postseason games, were clearly not of the same calibre, as the conference standings might have predicted. Who knows what the postseason results might look like if some #2 and #3 teams from other conferences were allowed to play.

 

[UPDATE: WSU lost, so only two Pac-10 teams made it through to the super-regionals.]

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