Friday, March 4, 2011

Bubble Watch

AS OF MARCH 4, 2011

Bubble Breakdown and Comparison

The last weekend of college basketball’s regular season will look to settle some of the remaining at-large questions. Given what we have seen over the last few weeks, though, it is highly unlikely that that the debates will end until Selection Sunday. According to the numbers, there are 12 bids still up for grabs, with 17 teams legitimately vying for them:

Locks: 32

Automatic bids from the other conferences: 22

54 Locks Overall

  • ACC (2): Duke, North Carolina
  • Big East (10): Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Louisville, Connecticut, Villanova, Syracuse, St. John’s, West Virginia, Cincinnati
  • Big Ten (3): Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
  • Big 12 (5): Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, Kansas State
  • Pac-10 (2): Arizona, UCLA
  • SEC (3): Florida, Vanderbilt, Kentucky
  • Atlantic-10 (2): Xavier, Temple
  • Mountain West (3): San Diego State, BYU, UNLV
  • Colonial (2): George Mason, Old Dominion

One-Bid Conferences (22): America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Conference-USA, Horizon, Ivy, MAC, MAAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, SWAC, WAC, West Coast

Teams that need to keep winning to avoid the bubble – these bids are not up for grabs yet (2): Florida State, Tennessee

Note: Saint Mary’s, Utah State, Missouri State and UAB are not included, as they are the current leaders in their respective conferences. Click the Bubble Breakdown chart for more information on these teams.

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