January 27, 2007

Bracketology: The Cardinal is a solid Final Four threat.

This month Charlie Creme discusses the mid-majors -- the smaller leagues, like the WCC. He says, "Don't expect the smaller leagues to get any of the at-large bids." Not much here to interest Cardinal fans.

But his current analysis of the Pac-10 teams he has placed in the bracket are interesting:

Stanford: The Cardinal have been lights out since this bracketologist said Stanford wasn't among the elite. It certainly is now and is as solid a Final Four Threat as anyone.

Arizona State:Their only losses are to Tennessee and Stanford. But unless the Sun Devils can knock off the Cardinal on Jan 27, they have almost no way of improving their seeding.

California: Thanks to the play of Ashley Walker and Devanei Hampton, the young Bears have withstood a rash of injuries and are the Pac-10's third best team.

Washington: Since letting one slip away at Arizona State, the Huskies were terrible until Washington State came to Seattle. UW was in danger of losing its spot in the field.

Here is the complete bracket.

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