It seems like every season there is at least a couple teams in the Pac 12 that should have got in to the tournament, but for one reason or another they were not chosen. For instance, Washington went 12-4-2 and didn't get in. SDSU also put together another 10 win season, but didn't make it. I guess when you're competing against teams like UCLA, Stanford, and UCSB it gets a little more difficult. I wouldn't argue that the level of competition & play in the Pac 12 is superior to the rest. I would argue that the level of competition is more spread out making it more difficult to qualify. The Huskies and Aztec's would maybe have a much better shot at qualifying in another conference.