Huskies Insider Blog

Morning run: Huskies projections in the NCAA tourney

A few weeks ago, the Washington Huskies were on no websites projecting NCAA tournament bracket. However, now that they are leading the conference at 9-2, they are appearing in them.

Here's a look at them ...

ESPN's Joe Lunardi has them as a No. 11 seed playing Mississippi State in Greensboro, N.C.  Lunardi also has Cal as a No. 10 seed and Arizona as a No. 12 seed playing in the first-round play-in game.

Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner also has them as an 11 seed, playing Temple in Nashville, TN. Glockner also has Cal in at a No. 12 playing in the first-round play-in game.

CBSSports' Jerry Palm has UW as a No. 13 seed playing St. Mary's in Portland.  Palm has just the one Pac-12 team in the tournament.

The RPI rankings ...


  • RPI: Numeric ratings percentage index
  • D1 W-L: Win-loss record against D1 opponents
  • SOS: Strength of schedule
  • NCRP: Non-conference RPI
  • NCSS: Non-conference SOS
  • CFRP: Conference RPI
  • CFSS: Conference SOS
  • 1-25: Record against InsideRPI top 25 teams
  • 26-50: Record against InsideRPI 25-50 teams
  • 51-100: Record against InsideRPI 51-100 teams
  • L12: Record last 12 games
  • OFFQ: Offensive quotient
  • DEFQ: Defensive quotient
  • ASM: Adjusted scoring margin
Elsewhere ...

Yahoo's College Hoop blog, "The Dagger" looks at the end of the Colorado-Oregon game.

Here's Pat Forde's weekly notes column -- Forde Minutes -- which focuses on rivalry week.

ESPN's Jason King offers his " King's Court" with a look at some of the shoddy officiating.

The Arizona Daily Star looks at the Wildcat's tourney chances.

Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak benched two of his starters and played two walk-ons instead.

ASU's Trent Lockett is closer to returning.