The Arizona Wildcats have used a five-game winning streak to put themselves right in the middle of the March Madness picture. While there is still plenty of work left to be done, most notably a showdown with Washington on Saturday, the UA has been projected for a No. 11 seed in the latest version of bracketology.
We have a look at the bracket and a few possible scenarios for the Wildcats going forward after the page jump...
Joe Lunardi has the UA matched up with Wichita State in the West Region 6/11 matchup, with Baylor likely awaiting the winner. The games would be played in Albuquerque, which would be a huge advantage for the Wildcats. This bracket is far from official, but this location has to be one that most Arizona fans would be very pleased with.
As far as other Pac-12 teams go, the California Golden Bears earned a nine seed while the Washington Huskies would be a 13 seed playing in the play-in game.
Arizona has the biggest game of their season looming on Saturday afternoon against UW. Should the Wildcats win on the road, it's tough to imagine the team missing the NCAA Tournament unless they somehow lose to UCLA, USC or Arizona St. in the final two weeks of the season. If they lose to the Huskies, the team will drop a few spots and could find themselves right on the cusp of the 68-team field.
The Pac-12 Tournament will be a total crapshoot this season and all Wildcat fans can hope for is a strong showing and at least a win or two. An automatic bid would certainly be nice, but it would not be necessary for the UA assuming they go at least 3-1 the rest of the way.