Team D1 Record RPI SOS Arizona28-219UCLA22-72119Colorado21-92911Oregon21-83137Arizona State21-93340Stanford18-114615Cal18-126039Utah18-97395 Clearly, there's no reason to even debate the Top 5 teams making the Dance. Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon and Arizona State have done enough to be stone cold locks. So let's focus on the other 3: Stanford: The committee wants teams to schedule a challenging non-conference schedule. The SOS of 15 shows that they were willing to compete against quality teams this season. Non-conference losses were BYU, Pitt and Michigan. They also won at UConn. Importantly, no bad losses (worst is at Oregon State, which is nothing to be ashamed of). Cal: Good schedule, not great. Lost to Syracuse, Dayton, @ Creighton, and @ UCSB. Nothing bad there. Best OOC win was Arkansas. And they beat Arizona. Utah: Awful non-conference scheduling. Played 2 challenging games - winning vs BYU and losing at Boise State. Only other OOC game worth mentioning was a win against Fresno State. Every other OOC opponent is over 200 in RPI (or D2). Ugh. But they've got a lot of quality Pac-12 wins, highlighted by beating UCLA. With all that, maybe the best argument for 8 teams is USC. Trojans have 1 Pac-12 win and will finish in last place. Despite that, this is a team that still has a Top 200 RPI. Why? They beat Xavier on a neutral court and won at Dayton in the OOC. That's the bottom of the Pac-12 barrel this year. There were no easy outs. Pac-12 is the #3 RPI conference this season. All of the above teams (and maybe Washington sitting at 8-8 with its RPI of 80) will finish .500 or better in conference play. All proved on top of that that they could beat tourney teams while avoiding bad losses. Bill Walton is right. Pac-12 deserves to be an 8-bid league in 2014.