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Bracketology: 1-seed on the line in Pac-12 Championship?

There’s a lot on the line in Vegas tonight

NCAA Basketball: PAC-12 Conference Tournament-Arizona vs UCLA Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Teams have just over 24 hours to make their case to get into the NCAA Tournament.

Programs like the Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats, meeting in tonight’s Pac-12 Championship game, are well aware that they’re in. But where? And what seed?

Is a 1-seed on the line tonight? I’d guess no. Though if Oregon can repeat their performance against Arizona that they had one month ago, the Ducks would have a serious case for the 1-seed in the West region.

What we do know is that the Pac-12 title is at stake tonight. Also at stake is at least the 2-seed in the West region. Though it would appear that both the Wildcats and Ducks are locked in on the 2-line, each school would feel much better if they had a chance to stay close to home leading all the way up to the Final Four.

The UCLA Bruins appear to be locked in as a 3-seed after last night’s loss, coupled with the Duke Blue Devils win over the North Carolina Tar Heels that propels Duke to the 2-line.

The brackets are nearly set. Here’s our latest projection:

Last Four Byes: Michigan State, Marquette, Xavier, Syracuse

Last Four In: USC, Providence, Wake Forest, Kansas State

First Four Out: Illinois State, California, Rhode Island, TCU

Next Four Out: Houston, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana