- Joe Lunardi, Senior Writer, ESPN.com
There will be considerable hand-wringing Monday about the Pac-10's showing up with only one team in the field. While this is certainly notable -- as well as unprecedented for a BCS conference in the 64/65-team era -- I believe it is highly unlikely to remain this dire for the league. Consider the perfect storm of events required for Monday's outcome:
While the Pac-10 currently projects to have only one bid to the NCAA tournament, that number will likely rise before March, according to resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi. That is, if UCLA stops upsetting potential tourney teams.