Twice a week -- Monday and Friday -- bracketologist Joe Lunardi checks in with a "state of the NCAA tournament field" column. This is the edition for Friday, Feb. 19. If you're a Purdue fan, smile wide. If you're a South Florida fan, maybe not.
Joe Lunardi trots out the NCAA tournament odds for teams on the bubble and those clamoring for a No. 1 seed. Plus more details on who's in, who's out, who's strong, who's weak and who could use some more meat in its diet.
With a pack of middling major conference teams still finding a home in the bracket, Joe Lunardi examines the bubble and the potential of potent mid-major conferences to secure multiple bids -- including the Ivy League.