Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bubble Update: 3/11/09

Now that the big boys are about to begin conference tournaments, it seems like the appropriate time to see where everyone stands.

Projected Automatic Bids:

North Carolina, Louisville, Michigan State, Kansas, Washington, LSU, Brigham Young, Gonzaga, Xavier, Memphis, Cleveland State, Northern Iowa, Utah State, Chattanooga, plus 17 from 1-bid leagues with no bubble teams.

At-large Locks (25):

Duke, Wake Forest, Florida State, Clemson, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Villanova, Marquette, Syracuse, West Virginia, Purdue, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona State, California, Tennessee, Utah, Butler

Should be in with 1 more victory (5 teams):

Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Dayton

Bubble (11 teams fighting for 4 spots):

Providence, Penn State, South Carolina, Florida, Auburn, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, St. Mary's, Creighton, Davidson

Still alive, but need deep tournament runs to get on the bubble:

Miami (FL), Maryland, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Kansas State, Nebraska, Southern Cal, Rhode Island

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