Sunday, May 03, 2015

Final Regular-Season Weekend for Many Conferences

For many conferences, this weekend was the last one of regular-season play, with conference tournaments taking place next weekend. These leagues include:
Major circuits without a conference tourney include:
  • The Pac 12, whose title will come down to Oregon (19-2) and UCLA (18-3 17-3, with the Bruins finishing up this weekend's series with Arizona tonight in a rare Sunday-evening contest). Next weekend, Oregon plays three at Arizona, while UCLA does the same at ASU. The Ducks have won 14 in a row, the Bruins, 13 straight 12.
  • The Big 12, in which first-place Oklahoma (14-2) has clinched at least a tie for the regular-season crown. Baylor (11-4) is the only team that conceivably could catch the Sooners. OU has a pair of games remaining against "Bedlam" rival Oklahoma State (the teams already met once this season). Should the Sooners lose twice to the last-place Cowgirls (an unlikely proposition), Baylor could tie OU for the title by sweeping Texas in an unusual Wednesday-Saturday-Sunday series (with the first game in Waco and the remaining two in Austin).