Bubble Insider looks at the teams that lost their first game in their conference tournaments to see how they're situated heading into Selection Sunday. Back in some familiar crosshairs: Virginia Tech, which lost to Miami on Friday.
As the major conference tournaments got under way, it became easier to see what each bubble team needs to secure a bid in the Big Dance. To borrow a term from baseball, the number of wins required to grab said berth is called the magic number.
The Bubble Insider series presents the current state of the bubble with regard to SOS and RPI as well and summarizes that Saturday will be huge in terms of program status headed toward Championship Week. Get psyched.
Bubble Insider examines the Big East's bid to put nine or even 10 teams into the NCAA tournament. A record haul might be possible, but the key to everything lies with the Cincinnati Bearcats' performance down the stretch.
The latest edition of Bubble Insider focuses on the odd case of Virginia Tech, whose outstanding record is deceiving because of an incredibly weak strength of schedule. Plus, a look at Notre Dame, UAB and other bubble squads.
Bubble Insider takes a look at the teams competing for the final few NCAA tournament spots and discovers a mess, with as many as 21 schools in the mix for just seven at-large bids. The biggest surprise? UConn is looking pretty good.
Pretty common theme this year in college basketball analysis to beat up on the Pac-10 -- and pretty valid in many respects -- but Mike Hume comes with a rather large hammer. It's possible that only one (1) Pac-10 team will make the tourney: Cal.
It's almost February, meaning it's time to start talking tourney bubble. Mike Hume rolls through with the first Bubble Insider of 2010. He talks of signature wins and their value in getting you to the Dance. Good news for Marquette and ND, eh?