Friday, February 10, 2012

Bubble Breakdown


Bubble Breakdown and Comparison

Locks: 25

Automatic bids from the other conferences: 20

45 Locks Overall

  • ACC (2): North Carolina, Duke
  • Big East (4): Syracuse, Georgetown, Marquette, Louisville
  • Big Ten (5): Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin
  • Big 12 (3): Baylor, Missouri, Kansas
  • Pac-12 (1): Automatic bid
  • SEC (3): Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt
  • Atlantic-10 (0/1): Temple
  • Conference USA (0/1): Southern Miss
  • Missouri Valley (1): Creighton
  • Mountain West (2): UNLV, San Diego State
  • West Coast (2): Saint Mary’s, Gonzaga

One-Bid Conferences (20): America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, MAC, MAAC, MEAC, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, SWAC, WAC

Teams that need to keep winning to avoid the bubble – these bids are not up for grabs yet (6): Florida State, Virginia, Mississippi State, Temple, Southern Miss, Wichita State

Note: Temple and Southern Miss are in the “Should Be In” category, but they can’t stop winning. They’re the leaders of their respective conferences for now.

That would leave 19 bids up for grabs. Click above to see every bubble team’s profile and how they compare to one another.

1 comment:

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