I think the Runnin’ Utes can still finish in the Top 4 of the Pac-12

If they did, they’d get a first round bye in the tournament. If they were to win out and finish 12-8 in league play, they’d have a great chance. This is because it would guarantee that they finish ahead of Stanford, who already has eight conference losses like Utah. A win by Utah over them would guarantee that Utah finishes ahead of them. It is the same with Cal, who Utah still also has to play and who also has eight conference losses. They’d also need ASU to lose another game so Utah can’t lose the head to head tiebreaker against the Devils (they too are 7-8). ASU still has to play Arizona again, so, they’re likely to lose another conference game. The last ones Utah would likely have to worry about are Colorado and Oregon. A win by Utah at Colorado on Saturday would really help Utah because that would give the Buffs their eighth conference loss and more importantly, it would give Utah the head-to-head tiebreaker via sweeping the season series. The final one would be Oregon, who is currently 9-5 in conference. Well, Utah still has to play them, so a win by Utah in Eugene would give the Ducks one loss (9-6). They also still have to play at Arizona, so that’s another likely loss (9-7). It would require Oregon to lose another game, the likeliest being this week at either Cal or Stanford or against Colorado. If that were to happen and Utah wins out (big IF btw), Utah would finish at least tied with Oregon and Colorado, and Utah would get the nod for 4th place because we would have swept both the Ducks and the Buffs. UCLA is also one Utah could finish tied with or pass because Utah owns the head to head tiebreaker over them and they still have to play @ Washington State and against Arizona (currently 9-6).