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2011 Pac-10 Tournament: A Look At Seeding Scenarios

The 2011 Pac-10 Tournament will begin on Wednesday at Staples Center. The bottom four seeds (seven through 10) will play on Wednesday, with the top six teams getting a bye to Thursday. The top six teams have already been determined: Arizona, UCLA, Washington, USC, Cal, and Washington State. Today is the final regular season game for all 10 conference teams, and here's a look at the possible scenarios regarding seeding.

Arizona Wildcats (14-4 in conference): locked into the No. 1 seed; beat Oregon today

UCLA Bruins (12-5): will be No. 2 seed with win at Washington State, or loss by Washington to USC; would be No. 3 seed with a loss to the Cougars and a Washington win

Washington Huskies (11-6): can be No. 2 seed with a win over USC and a loss by UCLA; will be No. 3 seed with either a loss to USC or a UCLA win

USC Trojans (9-8): will be No. 4 seed with a win over Washington or losses by both Washington State and Cal; Trojans are 1-1 against both Cal and Washington State, but would win any tiebreaker over those teams due to their 1-1 record against top-seed Arizona, as both Cal and WSU lost twice to Arizona.

Washington St. Cougars (9-8): will be No. 4 seed with a win over UCLA and a loss by USC; Cougars are 1-1 against Cal, but would win tiebreaker with Bears based on 2-0 record over Washington (both teams would have the same record against both Arizona and UCLA); Cougars would lose tiebreaker with Cal if both teams lost today, based on Cal's superior record against UCLA

California Golden Bears (9-8): will be No. 4 seed with a win over Stanford and losses by both USC and Washington State; if Cal, USC, and Washington State all lose today, Bears would be No. 5 seed.

Stanford Cardinal (7-10): will be No. 7 seed with a win over Cal or a loss by USC

Oregon Ducks (7-11): will be No. 7 if Cal beats Stanford and USC beats Washington; Ducks would win the tiebreaker in this scenario because of their superior record against USC and Cal combined (Stanford and Oregon have the same record against Arizona, UCLA, and Washington, and both are 1-1 against WSU)

Oregon St. Beavers (5-12): No. 9 seed

Arizona St. Sun Devils (3-14): No. 10 seed

For more Pac-10 Tournament news, be sure to check this StoryStream for updates. For more news and information on UCLA and USC basketball, be sure to read Bruins Nation and Conquest Chronicles.