Pac-12 Basketball is the Worst. How Bad? It Might Be a One-Bid League


In the NCAA Mix Based on Talent
(right now the best the conference has to offer): losses to Saint Louis, Nevada, South Dakota St
(will probably emerge as the best team in the league): losses to Mississippi State, San Diego State

Deceiving Record Because They’ve Played Nobody
Stanford (10-2):
Best wins – Oklahoma State, NC State
California (10-3):
Best wins – Georgia, Weber St.
Oregon State (10-2):
Best win – Texas
Oregon (9-3):
Best win – Nebraska

Beyond Horrible:
Arizona State:
losses to Fairfield, Northern Arizona, Fresno St.
USC: losses to Cal Poly, New Mexico
Utah (worst team in the conference): losses to Montana State, UNC Asheville, CSU Fullerton

Here’s how bad things are for the Pac-12: It doesn’t have a team in the top 45 of the RPI (highest: Arizona at 49). The Pac-12 is currently 0-10 against the RPI Top 25. The Pac-12 has one win (!) against the RPI Top 50, which is the same amount of wins the Ivy League has against the Top 50. The Missouri Valley has four, so does Conference USA, and the A-10 has eight.