"the 2012 Pac-12 tournament has the potential to be at once the strangest
and most exciting conference tournament of the last decade... everyone will be
gunning for the guaranteed bid. The Pac-12 conference tournament will, at least
for one season, morph into a mid-major competition: For four days in March,
every Pac-12 team -- teams with names on the front of their jerseys that read
"UCLA," "Arizona," "Washington,"
"California" -- will be no different than teams whose jerseys read
"UC Riverside" and "Long Beach State" and
"Pacific" and "Marist." They'll have their entire seasons on
the line."And then theres Utah."The Utes rank
among the country's worst teams, period. Not in the high-major classification.
Not in a "everybody but the Great West and the SWAC and Towson" sort
of way. No, the Utes rank No. 327 in Pomeroy's rankings, currently one spot
ahead of Arkansas Pine-Bluff and one spot below -- yes, below -- UMBC (that's
University of Maryland Baltimore County)."
It's not hard to figure out......They all are loser's.
Hard to explain, hard to watch. BTW LBSU, Pacific, UCR and Marist are all
ranked higher than many of the PAC 10-2 teams.