For the Pac-12, that question is a yearly ritual, with seemingly one or two teams having a legitimate gripe with the selection committee's decision on an annual basis.
Last year, Washington was the pallbearer for the Pac-12 feeling underappreciated. With a 12-4-2 record and an end of the season RPI at 43, the Huskies were howling at the disrespect.
— Pac-12 coaches focused on impressing committee | College Soccer News Obviously building a strong out of conference schedule, and winning those games, is a key. But so is strengthening the Conference. Today the Pac-12 added Cal State Bakersfield for 2013. That's not a huge move, but it will mean two years of seven teams.