Even if Arizona continues its stellar year, it will be compared to the other great teams in the country.
As I see it, there are at least two teams that are not going to lose more than two conference games and will likely win their tournaments as well: Florida and Kansas. They are both playing at a very high level and their conferences are weak.
If this ends up being the case, and I suspect it will, Florida and Kansas will be No. 1 seeds.
The best team out of the Big-10 (the best conference), either Indiana or Michigan will get another. That leaves one No.1 for five contending teams: Michigan or Indiana (whichever does not win the Big-10), Duke, Syracuse, Louisville, and Arizona.
If Arizona is contending with great seasons from Syracuse or Louisville, this is going to be difficult to match up with.
The Big East is not as strong as it has been in the past, but with four ranked teams and seven "rank-able" teams, it is still the second best conference. The Pac-12 in comparison, has two ranked teams and is probably the fifth best conference.
But Louisville already has three losses, one being a bad loss to a 12-6 Villanova team. The Cardinals do not look as strong as once thought and after couple more losses will be out of the mix.
Syracuse however, is having an incredible run. They are already 17-1 and the remainder of their schedule is not all that difficult; they only play two ranked teams and they are both at the Carrier Dome.
The Orangemen have a chance to finish with close to 30 regular season wins in a very good conference. This is a tough resume to top.
Duke looks like a different team without Ryan Kelly. They have lost two of three since his injury and got absolutely slaughtered by Miami on Wednesday night.
This does not bode well for the Blue Devils and unless they can change things dramatically and quickly, they will be a No. 2 seed.
The worse of Michigan and Indiana will likely not walk away with a No. 1 seed unless they only lose to each other. With the league being so strong, I don't see this happening.
Each team will probably have at least a couple losses outside of each other. The second place finisher will likely get a No. 2 seed as well.
So with all that said, Arizona needs a very strong performance from this point on to stay in the conversation for a No. 1 seed. Getting a little help from one of these teams would be a good first step.