The Pac-12 is a one-bid NCAA tournament league and the team advancing will be Oregon.

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Favorites ... and Oregon

Chris Dufresne

Los Angeles Times

ACC: North Carolina. The Tar Heels finally are playing like a top-seeded team and serious threat to win the national title.

SEC: Don't look behind you, UCLA fans, because Kentucky is primed and poised to win its eighth NCAA title.

Big East: Syracuse is clearly the best team and doesn't seemed bothered by swirling controversy.

Big Ten: A devil on my shoulder tells me to predict Northwestern will claim its first NCAA tournament bid. Common sense says this is a three-team race among Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Pac 12: This is a football league so let's go with USC pulling off the tournament upset. Oh, wait, USC basketball is terrible. Let's go with Oregon.

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