No. 13 UC Irvine

One of the two California teams in the field actually gets to play in California against a Kansas State team that will likely be without Dean Wade. That's already a recipe for success, but UC Irvine's 30-win season, in which they beat St. Mary's and Texas A&M on the road, doesn't hurt either. UC Irvine is just a 5.5-point underdog against a Kansas State team that can struggle to score at times. This is an excellent opportunity for the Anteaters to pull off an upset.