Stanford Earns The No. 2 Overall Seed In The NCAA Tournament

Nov. 30, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD captured its 12th Pac-10 title and gained the Pac-10's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed. Joining theCardinal are five additional Pac-10 teams - No. 5 seed WASHINGTON, No. 8 seed CALIFORNIA, No. 11 seed OREGON, No. 14 seed UCLA, and USC. The Pac-10 led all conferences with six teams selected.

The Pac-10 has won five of the last seven NCAA titles. Washington won it all in 2005, Stanford claimed titles in 2001 and 2004, while USC captured titles in 2002 and 2003. Over the last seven years of the NCAA Tournament, the Pac-10 has compiled an impressive 123-40 (.755) record. Toss out the 12 postseason matches in which Pac-10 teams faced each other and the league's NCAA Tournament record against non-conference foes stands at 111-28 (.799) ... Overall, the Pac-10 has won 13 NCAA titles - that's nearly half of the 27 titles presented by the NCAA.... Over the last six years, the Pac-10 is 37-2 (.949) in the first round, and 89-11 (.890) in opening round matches since 1990.

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