Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Entering the Picture Though conference play has not even started yet, many NCAA Basketball fans are already anticipating the next March Madness. Luckily for most college basketball fans, Joe Lunardi, one of ESPN’s master bracketologists, satisfies everybody’s craving early on in the season with his release of his very early 2013 March Madness bracket. And, to the surprise of many college basketball fans around the nation, the Oregon Ducks are one of the six Pac-12 teams listed by Lunardi. Other Pac-12 programs included in the bracket are UCLA (12 seed), Colorado (7 seed), California (9 seed), Arizona (3 seed), and Stanford (12 seed). The Ducks, according to Lunardi’s preliminary bracket, will be a 10 seed heading into March Madness and will face-off against Virginia Commonwealth, a 7 seed. Rising Expectations While there is still plenty of basketball left to play and things can change very quickly, the Oregon Men’s Basketball team has seen a rejuvenation under Head Coach Dana Altman. Taking
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