Updated: March 11, 2010, 8:57 AM ETBy Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com
The schedule and participating teams in the men's 2010 Pacific-10 tournament at Staples Center.
NO. 1 CALIFORNIA (21-9, 13-5)
NO. 2 ARIZONA STATE (22-9, 12-6)
NO. 3 WASHINGTON (21-9, 11-7)
NO. 4 ARIZONA (16-14, 10-8)
NO. 5 UCLA (13-17, 8-10)Comment: It looks like the outflow of underclass talent to the NBA finally has caught up with Ben Howland's team.
NO. 6 OREGON STATE (14-16, 8-10)Comment: Coach Craig Robinson might be the only Pac-10 coach who's happy with his team's positioning this weekend. The Beavers have shown steady improvement under the brother of the First Lady.
NO. 7 STANFORD (13-17, 7-11)Comment: The Cardinal might be the conference's most unpredictable team: They lost to San Diego and Oral Roberts before beating Virginia and taking No. 5 Kentucky to overtime. Outlook: Considering they have lost eight of their past 11, they look like a team playing out the string.
NO. 8 OREGON (15-15, 7-11)Comment: Another team headed the wrong way, the Ducks went 5-11 to close conference play and one of those wins (vs. UCLA) was in overtime.
NO. 9 WASHINGTON STATE (16-14, 6-12)
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.