BUBBLE WATCH

Another week of college basketball concluded, and while many teams on the bubble last week advanced their cases considerably, others who seemed to be safely in the field took large steps backward. As of now, as I see it, here’s who is in, and who is out:

(There are 34 At-Large Bids)

LOCKS (9 at-large spots taken):

NORTH CAROLINA
DUKE
PITTSBURGH
MARQUETTE
GEORGETOWN
OHIO STATE
WISCONSIN
KANSAS
TEXAS A & M
UCLA
WASHINGTON STATE
OREGON
FLORIDA
KENTUCKY
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
MEMPHIS
NEVADA
AIR FORCE
BUTLER
UNLV

SAFELY IN FOR NOW (20 at-large spots taken):

Team    Record    RPI
VIRGINIA    17-7, 9-3    35
BOSTON COLLEGE    18-8, 9-4    26
VIRGINIA TECH    17-8, 8-4    24
NOTRE DAME    20-6, 8-5    48
WEST VIRGINIA    19-6, 8-5    50
VILLANOVA    17-8, 6-6    18
INDIANA    17-8, 7-5    22
TEXAS    19-7, 9-3    45
OKLAHOMA STATE    19-7, 5-6    36
ARIZONA    17-9, 8-7    10
USC    19-7, 9-4    46
TENNESSEE    18-9, 6-6    15
ALABAMA    19-7, 6-6    23
CREIGHTON    18-9, 12-4    27
MISSOURI STATE    18-9, 10-6    41
BYU    19-6, 10-2    20
MARYLAND    20-7, 6-6    19
STANFORD    17-8, 9-5    38
VANDERBILT    17-8, 8-4    34
LOUISVILLE    18-8, 9-4    52

 SQUARELY ON THE BUBBLE (5 SPOTS LEFT)

Team    Record    RPI
GEORGIA TECH    17-9, 5-7    47
FLORIDA STATE    17-10, 5-8    39
CLEMSON     19-7, 5-7    30
PROVIDENCE    16-9, 6-6    66
SYRACUSE    19-8, 8-5    63
MICHIGAN    18-9, 6-6    59
MICHIGAN STATE    19-8, 6-6    31
PURDUE    17-9, 6-6    37
ILLINOIS    19-9, 7-6    42
TEXAS TECH    17-10, 6-6    40
OKLAHOMA    14-10, 6-6    83
KANSAS STATE    19-8, 8-4    51
WASHINGTON    16-10, 6-8    81
ARKANSAS    16-10, 5-7    43
VANDERBILT    17-8, 8-4    34
GEORGIA    15-9, 7-5    53
OLE MISS    17-9, 6-6    64
APPALACHIAN ST    18-6, 12-3    56
OLD DOMINION    21-7, 13-3    44
DREXEL    19-7, 11-5    54
BRADLEY    18-10, 9-7    29
UMASS    19-7, 9-3    62
HOFSTRA    19-8, 12-4    65
NEW MEXICO ST    18-6, 9-3    70

Assumed to be automatic bids but are on the bubble otherwise:

XAVIER    19-7, 9-3    49
GONZAGA    18-10, 8-3    71
VCU    22-6, 14-2    58
WINTHROP    19-4, 12-0    72
DAVIDSON    20-4, 13-1    60

 LAST FIVE IN:

  1.  CLEMSON
  2. TEXAS TECH
  3. MICHIGAN STATE
  4. KANSAS STATE
  5. GEORGIA TECH

LAST FIVE OUT:

  1. ILLINOIS
  2. PURDUE
  3. BRADLEY
  4. GEORGIA
  5. SYRACUSE
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