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In or out? The Bubble

Is your team going to make the tournament? The decision on whether a team is in our out comes down to what the committee values. Here are the teams in contention for the last few spots. Michigan St The Spartans should be in. They have 3 top 10 NET wins and no losses in quads …

Bracketing issues 1-16

This is a list of the issues our group has on each seed line. This is where we understand there to be difference of opinion and that the committee may move in a different direction that what we believe. 1 seed: These are locked in. If something changes it is Iowa over Illinois. 2 seed: …

BIG 10

The BIG 10 conference has been as tough a conference as any in most recent history. Likely nine teams will be in the tournament. Four teams will be on the 1 & 2 seed lines come selection Sunday. This tournament will not really impact the selection process much. Maryland is the most questionable team and …

BIG 12

The BIG 12 might be the best conference in the country top to bottom. Likely to have seven teams in the top half of the bracket on selection Sunday. Five teams likely to be in the top 5 seed lines. This tournament will not really change many seeds but will be highly entertaining. Favorite: Baylor …

ACC

The ACC has had a tough year overall this season. However, with the rise of Georgia Tech the ACC is likely to get 7 teams into the tournament. Louisville and North Carolina need to avoid bad losses early in the tournament. Favorite: Virginia Contender: Florida St, Clemson & Georgia Tech Upset candidate: North Carolina & …

BIG EAST

The Big East is likely a three or four bid league this year. Villanova is the top team but is facing huge injury issues. Watch for UConn who is on fire since getting James Bouknight back into the lineup Favorite: Villanova Contender: Creighton, UConn Upset candidate: St. John’s At large possibilities: Villanova, Creighton, UConn, Xavier, …

SEC

The SEC tournament features some new teams as the favorites. Kentucky has struggled this year and is the 9 seed. Six teams are locked into the tournament and Ole Miss has an outside shot at a bid with a trip to the finals. Favorite: Alabama Contender: Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU & Missouri, Florida Upset candidate: Ole …

PAC 12

The Pac 12 will likely get 4 teams in the tournament. Seeds are likely locked in for those four. Stanford with a deep run could possibly make it to the dance. Favorite: Oregon Contender: Colorado, USC, UCLA Upset candidate: Stanford At large possibilities: Oregon, USC, Colorado, UCLA, Stanford Winner: Oregon

Mountain West

The Mountain West conference will be another tourney to pay attention to this week. Four teams have had good years. How many will make the tourney. Whoever makes the championship game will likely be in the tourney. The two teams in consideration that lose in the semi- finals or earlier may be sweating it come …

American

The American Conference will be very interesting to watch this week. Houston is the only guarantee to make the dance. Wichita St looks good and Memphis has an outside chance. With the tournament final ending 30 minutes prior to selection reveal it will be interesting to watch. If a Wichita St vs Houston final, we …