Tournament Picture Update

TOURNEY BOUND – These 6 teams are going to the NCAA Tournament:

Villanova, Duke, Kansas, Virginia, Xavier, and Purdue

LOOKING SOLID – These 17 teams will cement a spot with the following number of regular season wins:

Auburn – 2
UNC – 3
Clemson – 3
Oklahoma – 3
Tennessee – 3
Kentucky – 3
Arizona – 4
West Virginia – 4
Michigan State – 4
Ohio State – 4
Seton Hall – 4
Creighton – 5
TCU – 5
Louisville – 5
Cincinnati – 5
USC – 5
Miami – 6

GOOD SHAPE: These 8 teams should be dancing, but they’re a long ways away from locking up a bid:

Arkansas, Wichita State, Florida, Texas, Rhode Island, Nevada, Butler, Alabama

TRULY BUBBLY – These teams represent the “true bubble.” Some will play themselves in comfortably, some will play themselves out, and some will stay on the bubble all the way through the Selection Show:

Providence, Arizona State, Michigan, St Mary’s, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Boise St, Florida State, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky, Missouri, Marquette, Houston, South Carolina, Washington, SMU, Kansas State, Georgia, Gonzaga, UCLA, Colorado, Middle Tennessee, Notre Dame, NC State, Virginia Tech, Utah, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Temple, St Bonaventure, and LSU

LONGSHOTS – These teams aren’t totally out of it, but their bubble is on the verge of being popped:

Buffalo, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Maryland, Wyoming, Loyola-Chicago, UCF, Boston College, BYU, Ole Miss, Tulane, Iowa State, Baylor, Stanford, Memphis, Minnesota and Indiana

If you were keeping count, 29 teams from 7 conferences are Tourney Bound, Looking Solid, or in Good Shape. That means there are only fifteen bids available for teams that are Truly Bubbly or Longshots.


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