Bubble Tracker

Currently, there are 11 teams from the BUBBLE that will make the tournament, barring bid thieves or teams that are PROBABLY IN falling out of that category.

A team’s MAGIC NUMBER is the # of REGULAR SEASON wins a team needs to clinch a bid.

LOCKS – Duke, Virginia, UNC, Louisville
MAGIC NUMBER – 1: Virginia Tech, Florida State
PROBABLY IN – Syracuse
BUBBLE – NC State, Clemson

Louisville survived Clemson at home, and moves into lock status. Virginia Tech and Florida State picked up road wins. Both are just one regular season win from locking a bid up.
LOCKS – Marquette, Villanova
MAGIC NUMBER – 4: St John’s, Seton Hall
PROBABLY IN – None
BUBBLE – Butler, Georgetown

Creighton lost at home to Seton Hall, so they’ve fallen off the bubble.
LOCKS – Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue
MAGIC NUMBER – 1: Maryland, Wisconsin, Iowa
PROBABLY IN – none
BUBBLE – Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio State

Iowa’s miracle win at Rutgers moves them to a Magic Number of one.
LOCKS – Kansas, Texas Tech
MAGIC NUMBER – 1: Kansas State, Iowa State
MAGIC NUMBER – 3: Texas
PROBABLY IN – None
BUBBLE – TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor

Texas Tech clinched a bid with a knockout of Baylor.
LOCKS – none
PROBABLY IN – Washington
BUBBLE – Arizona State, Oregon

Arizona State picked up a nice road win at Utah to keep them in the bracket for now.
LOCKS – Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU
MAGIC NUMBER – 1: Mississippi State
MAGIC NUMBER – 3: Ole Miss
PROBABLY IN: none
BUBBLE – Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas

Florida picked up a huge win over Alabama. This gives the Gators much needed life, but sends Alabama perilously close to the cut line.

LOCKS – Gonzaga, Houston, Nevada

PROBABLY IN – Buffalo, Cincinnati
BUBBLE – Wofford, Murray State, VCU, Utah State, Furman, Lipscomb, Davidson, UCF, Temple, Belmont, Liberty