Bracketology: ASU basketball targets higher seeding on Oregon road swing

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At 21-8, things are looking great for the Sun Devils. Before the Pac-12 Tournament, they still have to go up to the Pacific Northwest and take on the Oregon schools.

Arizona State has proven that they are an excellent home team, finishing the season 16-1 in the friendly confines of Wells Fargo Arena. Their final weekend of play saw them beat two tournament teams in Stanford and California, further improving their NCAA Tournament profile in the process.

With only two regular season games left to play, ASU looks to be a tournament lock barring a complete meltdown -- but even then, their win over Arizona will carry a lot of weight with the selection committee.

Here's the full ASU breakdown, with all information from CBS Sports:

Overall Record = 21-8

Pac-12 Record = 10-6 (3rd place)

Home Record = 16-1

Away Record = 4-5

Neutral Record = 1-2

Top 50 Record = 4-5

Top 100 Record: 9-7

RPI = 28

SOS = 41

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Arizona (1)

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Colorado (31), Oregon (34), Stanford (41), @ California (53), California (53),  Marquette (71),  Utah (82), UNLV (100)

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Miami (FL) (108)

Jerry Palm from CBS Sports gave ASU an 8 seed and a first round matchup against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Midwest. Winner faces the Wichita State Shockers barring a historic defeat.

Joe Lunardi from ESPN has slotted the Devils into the 8 seed in the South, slated to compete against George Washington out of the Atlantic 10. Winner faces the Florida Gators.

Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation released his latest bracketology report this afternoon. Dobbertean has the Sun Devils as a 9 seed, taking on Iowa in the first round of the Midwest. A win would bring up a battle with Wichita State.

Finally, Shelby Mast has the Sun Devils as an 8 seed in the Midwest, facing George Washington. Interestingly, ASU dropped from a 7 seed in Mast's bracket despite sweeping the Bay Area schools.

We'll have more coverage of the Sun Devils' position in the NCAA Tournament as Selection Sunday gets closer. For now, ASU can still make a huge move in the seedings if they can win some road games and play well in the Pac-12 Tournament.

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