Bracketology: Will Heartbreak For Huskies Cost Them Positioning?

It was a rough week for the two Washington Pac-10 teams. Washington was able to pick up a win in Tempe, but they were heartbroken on a last second block from player of the year candidate Derrick Williams. Washington State, on the other hand, was easily handled by the Wildcats and played a bad first half that cost them the game against Arizona State.

That loss against The Sun Devils may very well have eliminated The Cougs from any possibility of getting an at large big. For Washington State, according to projections, their hopes fall on next month's Pac-10 Tournament in LA.

Washington, meanwhile, looks to be doing just fine. They have won three of their last four and are looking to add to that with wins this week against rivals Seattle U and Washington State. It's clear, barring a complete meltdown, The Huskies are headed to the dance. It's just a question of where they will be and who they will play.

For Gonzaga, they are on a roll. They have won six of their past seven games and have worked themselves back onto the bubble. In most projections they are either in, barely, or in a "first teams out" category. They have a shot to make a splash as they get a shot at a Saint Mary's team on the road and avenge a loss they suffered at home earlier this season.

ESPN: Joe Lunardi (Updated 2/21/2011)

  • Washington Huskies: Seventh seed - Neward bracket - First and second-round games in Tucson - Projected to play the tenth-seeded Georgia Bulldogs - seed steady
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs: Twelfth seed - Play-in game in Dayton, Ohio - Projected to play Boston College Eagles (Note: Winner would take on Kentucky in the Washington, D.C. regional of the Newark bracket)
  • Washington State Cougars: Not included in bracket
  • Pac-10: Arizona (Fifth seed in Anaheim bracket - vs. Minnesota), UCLA (Ninth seed in San Antonio bracket - vs. Illinois)

CBS Sports: Jerry Palm (Updated 2/22/2011)

  • Washington Huskies: Tenth seed - San Antonio bracket - First and second-round games in Charlotte - Projected to play the seventh-seed Xavier Musketeers - seed steady
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs: Twelfth seed - Play-in game in Dayton, Ohio - Projected to play Virginia Commonwealth Rams (Note: Winner would take on either Texas A&M or Arizona [Seed location not specified]) - Listed as first team in "Last Four In" Category
  • Washington State Cougars: Not included in bracket
  • Pac-10: Arizona (Fifth seed in Anaheim bracket - vs. Play-in game winner), UCLA (Ninth seed in Newark Bracket - vs. Georgia)

SB Nation's Blogging The Bracket (Updated 2/22/2011)

  • Washington Huskies: Eighth seed - New Orleans bracket - First and second-round games in Washington DC - Projected to play the ninth-seeded Old Dominion Monarchs - Seed Falling [Last week: Seventh seed]
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs: Not included in bracket (Listed as third team in "First Eight Out" category)
  • Washington State Cougars: Not included in bracket (Listed in "Also Considered category)
  • Pac-10: Arizona (Fifth seed in San Antonio bracket - vs. winner of Colorado State/Richmond First Four game), UCLA (Eighth seed in Newark Bracket - vs. UNLV)

Bracketology 101 (Updated 2/21/2011)

  • Washington Huskies: Ninth seed - San Antonio bracket - First and second-round games in Cleveland - Projected to play the eighth-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats - seed steady
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs: Thirteenth seed - Play-in game in Dayton, Ohio - Projected to play Nebraska Corn Huskers (Note: Winner would take on Connecticut in the Washington, D.C. regional of the San Antonio bracket)
  • Washington State Cougars: Not included in bracket
  • Pac-10: Arizona (Sixth seed in Anaheim bracket - vs. Kansas State), UCLA (Seventh seed in New Orleans Bracket - vs. Georgia)

Bracketville (Updated 2/21/2011)

  • Washington Huskies: Eighth seed - New Orleans bracket - First and second-round games in Cleveland - Projected to play the ninth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers  - Seed steady
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs: Twelfth seed - Play-in game in Dayton, Ohio - Projected to play Richmond Spiders (Note: Winner would take on Connecticut in the Washington, D.C. regional of the San Antonio bracket)
  • Washington State Cougars: Not included in bracket (Listed in the "Also Considered" category)
  • Pac-10: Arizona (Fifth seed in San Antonio bracket - vs. Missouri State), UCLA (Seventh seed in Anaheim Bracket - vs. Georgia)

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