- Charlie Creme, Women's College Basketball
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Cal was the best team in the Pac-12 this year, which may be akin to calling me America's shortest bracketologist. Regardless, the Bears have more talent and pedigree than South Florida and should prevail in Wednesday's "First Four" meeting. Then again, if the Pac-12 really is that bad, maybe Cal loses to the ninth-best Big East team.
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Make smart picks on your 2012 NCAA tournament bracket with ESPN Insider's Tournament Tips, which offers historical analysis of the NCAA bracket and in-depth breakdowns on the Cal Bears and all of the 68 NCAA tournament teams.