Oregon (22-7) (11-5) NET 18 SoS 6
Vital signs: 7-7 R/N, non-con SoS 17, avg win 94
7-5 vs. Q1, 6-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: swept Zona, N-SHU, @Michigan
Bad losses: N-UNC, @Wazzu
I can be talked into any line between 2 and 5.
Colorado (21-8) (10-6) NET 20 SoS 12
Vital signs: 8-5 R/N, non-con SoS 32, avg win 109
7-4 vs. Q1, 4-3 vs. Q2
Signature wins: N-Dayton, Oregon, @USC
Bad losses: @Cal, UCLA and OSU at home?
A good solid resume with a couple home losses too many to be a 3 seed or greater. I can be talked into the 4 line here.
Arizona (19-10) (9-7) NET 11 SoS 5
Vital signs: 7-7 R/N, non-con SoS 18, avg win 120
3-8 vs. Q1, 6-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Colorado...@Stanford? @Washington? USC?
Bad losses: UCLA at home I suppose
I can't believe a team with a NET this good isn't a lock yet. But I mean...what's their 2nd best win? After the Colorado win, their only wins over tourney teams might be home wins over USC/ASU/New Mexico St/South Dakota St. It's not an impressive group of quality wins. However, with so many of their other metrics in order, I can't imagine them missing. But they have the Washington schools at home, which means they're 2 dumb losses away from real trouble.
Arizona St (19-10) (10-6) NET 50 SoS 11
Vital signs: 7-8 R/N, non-con SoS 56, avg win 117
5-8 vs. Q1, 5-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Zona, @Stanford, Oregon
Bad losses: @Wazzu is the only dumb one
Your stock bubble resume. A decent collection of quality wins, but behind the backdrop of a lot of opportunities that make you wonder if they lost 1 or 2 too many. I'm coming around to being ok with them in the field.
USC (21-9) (10-7) NET 39 SoS 58
Vital signs: 8-7 R/N, non-con SoS 152, avg win 132
5-7 vs. Q1, 5-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Zona, N-LSU, @UCLA
Bad losses: Temple, @Utah?
Another stock bubble resume. Throw them in the bucket with ASU.
UCLA (18-11) (12-5) NET 75 SoS 56
Vital signs: 5-7 R/N, non-con SoS 209, avg win 117
6-6 vs. Q1, 3-3 vs. Q2
Signature wins: swept Arizona and Colorado (!)
Bad losses: Cal St-Fullerton, Hofstra, @Wazzu
They lead the Pac-12. What a time to be alive. Non-con SoS is a problem, as is non-con performance (they went 6-6 with no Q1 or Q2 wins). Swept two quality teams, but after that and a home win over ASU, no other wins over tourney teams. I just can't imagine this team in right now.
Stanford (19-9) (8-7) NET 30 SoS 103
Vital signs: 6-5 R/N, non-con SoS 213, avg win 156
4-5 vs. Q1, 2-3 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Oregon, N-Oklahoma, @UCLA?
Bad losses: @Cal, OSU
The ultimate test of NET. SoS numbers are poor. A couple good wins, a couple bad losses, an otherwise unremarkable resume. But the NET is shiny. Who knows what they'll do.
Utah (15-14) (6-11) NET 87 SoS 40 - beat BYU and Kentucky so they have a chance here.
Oregon St (15-13) (5-11) NET 72 SoS 106 - probably not, but 4 Q1 wins are worth noting.