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It's okay guys, the rest of the Pac-10 sucks

Here is my updated look at the Pac-10 non-conference basketball schedule and how excellently the conference has performed. I've sorted the key games thus far into Bad Losses, Bubblicious Losses, Bubblicious Wins, and Good Wins (hint, there still aren't any). I was actually pretty generous about considering some teams on the potential bubble this early in the season, so some of these wins & losses will end up looking even worse than they do now.  Of course, some may prove to be better, only time will tell.

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Bad losses:

Sacramento St. 65, Oregon St. 63

Loyola Marymount 67, Southern Cal 59

Montana 68, Oregon 55

Oral Roberts 83, Stanford 81

Cal State Fullerton 68, UCLA 65

Texas A&,M-Corpus Christi 67, Oregon St. 43

UCLA 68, Long Beach State 79

 

Bubblicious losses:

Wisconsin 65, Arizona 61

Portland 88, Oregon 81

(24) Syracuse 95, (12) California 73

(18) Ohio State 76, (23) California 70

Texas Tech 64, Oregon St. 60

San Diego 77, Stanford 64

Arizona 62, Oklahoma 79

UCLA 61, (1) Kansas 73

USC 53, (23) Georgia Tech 79

Kansas State 86, WSU 69

Missouri 106, Oregon 69

(2) Texas 69, USC 50

Texas Tech 99, (10) UW 92

ASU 61, Baylor 64

(16) Gonzaga 74, WSU 69

Arizona 72, (21) UNLV 74

New Mexico 86, (25) Cal 78

USC 48, Nebraska 51

UCLA 67, (10) Butler 69

UCLA 47, Portland 74

(5) Kentucky 73, Stanford 65

(7) Duke 64, ASU 53

(24) Vanderbilt 84, Arizona 72

 

Bubblicious wins:

Stanford 57, Virginia 52

Arizona 91, Colorado 87

Arizona St. 52, TCU 49

(14) Washington 74, Wright State 69

Iowa State 63, (25) Cal 82

OSU 74, Colorado 69

WSU 93, San Diego 56

ASU 71, LSU 52

 

Good wins:

I’m not seeing any.

 

Okay guys! Juuuuuuust peachy!  I am not seeing even one win that would make anyone think our conference is good.  There are even relatively few blowout wins over suspect competition.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but the most impressive games that I can think of are WSU beating San Diego handily in Alaska or UW crushing a mediocre Portland State squad in Seattle.  Just look at that list of supposedly respectable teams we've beaten: Virginia, Colorado, TCU, Wright State, Iowa State, San Diego and LSU.  Except  for Wright State, LSU and San Diego, these teams are still considered very outside shots to make the tourney.

 

Nearly every single game against similarly respected competition has resulted in a Pac-10 loss.  I don't think we even have a single win that would be considered a mild upset. I think it's too late to rectify this, now we must focus on damage control. I hate to say this, but it's really all up to UW and Cal now.  They have to win against Georgetown, Texas A&M and Kansas respectively to give our conference even a shred of dignity. Below is a list of important games that can help salvage our reputation, but I don't think we'll get more than three teams in the NCAA's even if the rest of the conference wins out. 

 

(14) UW

(19) Georgetown Dec. 12th.

Portland Dec. 19th.

Texas A&M Dec. 22nd.

 

(23) Cal

@ (1) Kansas Dec 22nd.

 

ASU

@ BYU Dec. 8th.

 

UCLA

Miss. State Dec. 12th.

@ Notre Dame Dec 19th.

 

Arizona

NC State Dec. 23rd.

BYU Dec. 28th.

 

WSU

LSU Dec. 22nd.

 

Oregon

 

St. Mary’s Dec. 12th.

 

Oregon State

@ Nebraska Dec. 12th.

 

USC

 (11) Tennessee Dec. 19th.

 

Stanford

Oklahoma St. Dec. 16th.

@ Northwestern Dec. 19th.

@ Texas Tech Dec. 22nd.

 

Please everyone, win some dang games!

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