Monday, March 09, 2015

Bubble Watch Heading Into March 9th

Three auto bids were handed out on Sunday, with two of them going to teams not already Tournament locks (Coastal Carolina and North Florida). SMU also locked themselves in the field, pushing us to 26 locks.

The bubble remains 14 teams fighting for 9 spots.

Here is how the bubble stands as we head into Monday, March 9th:

Tournament locks (26 teams): 
SMU, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, North Florida, Butler, Georgetown, Villanova, Coastal Carolina, Maryland, Wisconsin, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Northern Iowa, Wichita State, Belmont, Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Kentucky, Gonzaga

Automatic bids yet to be awarded (28, of which 21 are not projected to be won by teams currently locked into the Tournament):
AAC, America East, ACC, A-10, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Colonial, CUSA, Horizon, Ivy, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, MWC, NEC, Pac-12, Patriot, SEC, SoCon, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt, SWAC, WCC, WAC

Teams that look safe (4):
Cincinnati, Providence, Michigan State, San Diego State

Teams definitely in the Tournament... for now (11):
Davidson, Dayton, Temple, VCU, St. John's, Xavier, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, Colorado State, Georgia

The Bubble (14 teams for 9 bids):
Tulsa, Miami, NC State, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Texas, Boise State, UCLA, Oregon, LSU, Mississippi, Texas A&M, BYU

Best of the rest (7):
Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Richmond, UMass, Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech, Stanford

Long shots (15):
Connecticut, Clemson, George Washington, Kansas State, UTEP,  Green Bay, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Murray State, Arizona State, Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt, Wofford, Stephen F. Austin


Anonymous said...

Who are the other 4 teams that have missed every single NCAA tournament?

Jeff said...

Northwestern, St. Francis-NY, Army and the Citadel.

Anonymous said...

Come on, Jeff. Time to move Iowa up to the "Safe" line at least.