The Ouch List: Week 12Columns
Well, here we go people. The first weekend in May is done. The carnage from this first weekend of the last month of the season is here. Who got hurt? Who got devastated? Who had their dreams crushed?
I’m not sure if we got to THAT painful of a point yet, but we’re getting close to it. In the meantime, let’s dive in deeper to what we found for this week. Here we have nine teams that would really rather have a do-over right about now.
The Ouch List…
What Happened: Swept in three at Arizona
Why It Hurts: Regional hosting hopes take a hit.
It’s kind of a bad news/good news scenario for the Pac 12. UCLA dropped all three games in Tucson by scores of 2-0, 3-1 and 6-3. Coming into the week, it looked like the Bruins had a good argument for getting a home Regional since they had a decent RPI (No. 20) and they were tied with Stanford for the Pac 12 lead. Now that their offense went punchless in the desert, a home Regional is looking less likely. But on the positive side, Arizona has now put itself as a solid fourth team in the Big Dance field as their RPI has shot up to No. 36.