Pac-12 baseball on TV viewer guide: May 22-25
Eight Pac-12 teams are set to play on Pac-12 Networks in the final weekend of the regular season, including the nation's No. 1, 13 and 15 teams.
The Ducks still have a shot to earn a national seed heading into the postseason, but they'll likely have to sweep California at home to accomplish that. Oregon fell out of contention for the Pac-12 crown a couple of weeks ago, but its rejuvenated offense still has an excellent shot to make noise this season. Cal, meanwhile, can still salvage a .500 season, but it'll be difficult: It'll have to sweep the Quack Attack in Eugene to make that happen.
The Beavers can clinch the Pac-12 Conference championship with a win in Los Angeles on Friday evening. An excellent stretch run has put Pat Casey's club in position to repeat on top of the league. Just last weekend, Oregon State jumped up to the No. 1 national ranking. Barring complete disaster, it'll have one of the eight national seeds in the NCAA tournament.
This is all about postseason positioning for Arizona State. The Sun Devils are 10 games over .500 (31-21) and have amassed a respectable 17-10 record in Pac-12 play. A series win in the Palouse would polish a formidable resume for the Forks entering the NCAA tournament.
It's been a disappointing, injury-riddled campaign for the defending champion Bruins (23-29-1), but Washington has turned in a resurgent season. The Huskies were tied for first place in the Pac-12 as late as last Saturday, but then dropped two games to Oregon State. This is an excellent opportunity for the Dawgs to make a strong case for a national seed in their return to the NCAA tournament.