Washington Leads Up Improved Pac-12 Basketball Race

Thursday night is when the Pac-12 plays all its midweek games and the conference has a compelling race shaping up and expansion has helped make it tougher in the midsection. Colorado-Arizona is a good game among NCAA Tournament contenders tonight at 9 PM ET on ESPN2, and frontrunning Washington has a tough road trip to Oregon. Today we’re going to take a look at the surprising Huskies, who’ve overcome youth to rise to first place, and as well as the five challengers giving chase. Next to each team below is their overall record, conference record, and seeding in the NCAA Tournament by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. Please note that the latter is not a prediction, but based on what Lunardi (whose work is as close to accurate as anyone’s in this subjective area) would expect if the season ended today.