The Washington Huskies once looked like a team certain to go dancing at the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but back-to-back bad losses to the UCLA Bruins and Oregon St. Beavers have put their chances in serious jeopardy. Now the Pac-12 regular season champions are going to be doing some serious nail biting on Selection Sunday. With no games left to play, the Huskies have done all they can do to improve their resumé.
There is no doubt that UW sit squarely on the bubble. Just how much of a bubble team are they? Get this: in one bracket, they are included among the final four teams IN the tournament. In another, they are among the first four teams OUT of the dance.
This is why we love March Madness.
If you go by the eye test, the Huskies certainly pass. They feature two potential lottery picks in their starting lineup, have the size to matchup with just about any program in the nation and can score the ball at a high rate. When one takes a look at their body of work and a few of their computer numbers, Washington isn't nearly as attractive as other teams.
As for the projected bracket that has Washington in, Joe Lunardi of ESPN has the Huskies as a 12-seed playing in the play-in game to reach the first round. Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation has UW just missing the field of 68 in his latest update.
Selection Sunday is set to unveil the brackets at 3:00 p.m. PT.