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Pac-12 with 3 teams fighting on NCAA bubble

The Pac-12 is as strong at the top as it's been in some time with three teams with the potential to make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament.

But get past No. 5 Arizona, No. 11 UCLA and No. 13 Oregon, and the conference doesn't look quite as strong.

A year after setting a conference record with seven teams in the NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 could have as few as four this season.

Arizona (21-2, 10-0 Pac-12) has been one of the best teams in the country over the past month and recently added star guard Allonzo Trier at a time when many teams are losing players. A No. 1 seed could be in the cards for the Wildcats.

UCLA (20-3, 9-1) had a slip-up against Southern...