Here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection.
With just over two weeks until Selection Sunday, this year’s Selection Committee is once again going to have some challenging resumes to dissect.
Today’s Case Study is UCLA.
Relegated to a rebuilding year after a sluggish 6-6 start, the Bruins have won six straight games (7 of 8 overall) in the Pac-12 and enter today tied with Oregon atop the league standings. That’s important, because should the Bruins end in a tie – or win an outright regular-season title – it would add a profile component the Committee values.
Back to the most recent stretch, UCLA’s streak includes road victories at Arizona and Colorado, and a home win last night over Arizona State. In all, UCLA’s profile now includes five Quadrant 1 wins (including the aforementioned two Top Tier Quad 1 road wins) and four wins against likely NCAA teams.
Much like Providence, the Bruins are squarely back in the at-large picture.