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Bracketology 2013: Arizona projections flaring wide leading up to Pac-12 tournament

It seems the Wildcats still have something to prove.

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The Arizona Wildcats could land anywhere between the three- and five-seed line in this year's NCAA tournament if the bracketology experts from across the Web are right.

Arizona, who finished in a second-place tie in the regular season's Pac-12 standings, would be a No. 3 seed if the season ended today and if CBSsports.com's Jerry Palm chose the field of 68. Palm put Arizona in the Salt Lake City pod against the No. 14 Montana Grizzlies in the first round of the Los Angeles regional.

SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean projected the Wildcats as a No. 4 seed in the San Jose pod, feeding into the Los Angeles regional. Dobbertean picked the Wildcats' first-round opponent to be the No. 13 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, his projection to win the Southland Conference tournament.

ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi had the most pessimistic projection for Arizona, putting them in the lowest seed and the regional furthest away from Tucson. He made Arizona a No. 5 seed with a first-round match-up in Salt Lake City against the winner of the First Four game between the Kentucky Wildcats and La Salle Explorers. Arizona has beaten Kentucky in three-straight meetings, including an 84-79 overtime win in the 1997 national championship game.

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