BUBBLE WATCH

We now sit one week away from selection Sunday, and several teams are going to have to battle their way into the tournament as many failed to win important games over the weekend. Going into conference tournament week, here is the complete bubble situation as I see it:

ACC

Locks: North Carolina, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke, Boston College.

On the Bubble but in for now: Georgia Tech (21-10, 8-8, 34 RPI, 8-8 against RPI top 50), Clemson (21-9, 7-9, 37 RPI, 4-7 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: Florida State (19-11, 7-9, 45 RPI, 4-9 against RPI top 50)

BIG EAST

Locks: Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Marquette, Louisville, Villanova, Notre Dame

On the Bubble but in for now: Syracuse (21-9, 10-6, 47 RPI, 3-4 against RPI top 50), West Virginia (20-8, 9-7, 58 RPI, 2-4 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: DePaul (17-12, 9-7, 62 RPI , 3-7 against RPI top 50)

BIG TEN

Locks: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Indiana

On the Bubble but in for now: Michigan State (21-10, 8-8, 20 RPI, 7-8 against RPI top 50), Purdue (20-10, 9-7, 46 RPI, 5-6 against RPI top 50), Illinois (21-10, 9-7, 36 RPI, 4-8 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: Michigan (20-11, 8-8, 53 RPI, 4-9 against RPI top 50)

BIG TWELVE

Locks: Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas

On the bubble but in for now: Texas Tech (20-11, 9-7, 41 RPI, 4-8 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: Kansas State (21-9, 10-6, 59 RPI, 2-6 against RPI top 50), Oklahoma State (19-10, 6-9, 52 RPI, 5-6 against RPI top 50)

PACIFIC TEN

Locks: UCLA, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona, USC

On the Bubble but in for now: Stanford (18-11, 10-8, 57 RPI, 6-7 against RPI top 50)

SEC

Locks: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Van derbilt

Missing the cut: Alabama (20-10, 7-9, 42 RPI, 2-3 against RPI top 50), Georgia (16-12, 7-9, 52 RPI, 2-9 against RPI top 50)

MISSOURI VALLEY

Locks: Southern Illinois, Creighton

On the Bubble but in for now: Missouri State (21-9. 12-6, 36 RPI, 3-5 against top 50)

Missing the cut: Bradley (20-12, 10-8, 39 RPI, 1-8 against RPI top 50

MOUNTAIN WEST

Locks: UNLV, BYU

On the bubble but in for now: Air Force (22-7, 10-6, 26 RPI, 2-4 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: San Diego State (19-9, 10-6, 55 RPI, 3-4 against RPI top 50)

OTHER AT LARGE CONTENDERS:

Locks: Nevada, Memphis

On the Bubble but in for now: Xavier (23-7, 13-3 , 31 RPI, 2-4 against RPI top 50), Old Dominion (24-8, 15-3, 34 RPI, 3-2 against RPI top 50), VCU (26-6, 16-2, 48 RPI, 2-3 against RPI top 50)

Missing the cut: Gonzaga (21-10, 11-3 , 68 RPI, 3-6 against RPI top 50), Drexel (22-8, 13-5, 46 RPI, 3-2 against RPI top 50), UMass (23-7, 13-3, 56 RPI, 1-4 against RPI top 50), Appalachian State (22-7, 15-3, 63 RPI, 4-2 against RPI top 50), New Mexico State (21-8, 11-5, 71 RPI, 1-2 against RPI top 50

LAST FOUR IN

  1. Purdue
  2. Illinois
  3. Old Dominion
  4. West Virginia

LAST FOUR OUT:

  1. Clemson
  2. Kansas State
  3. Florida State
  4. Drexel
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