UTEP has already clinched at least a share of the WAC title, and has accomplished one of the nation's most dramatic turnarounds.
The Huskies' climb into the NCAA Tournament field must begin with a win over Stanford this weekend.
The Bulldogs need more wins, especially more road wins, to make their profile more convincing.
A five-game winning streak has saved, for the time being, the Tigers' once-remote tournament hopes.
The Seminoles need to finish with a .500 record in the ACC or better to boost their chances at an NCAA tournament bid.
The Commodores' weak non-conference schedule and poor road play in the SEC are hurting their chance for an NCAA bid.
The Ducks' lack of quality wins is more obvious than Janet Jackson's breast attempt at career rejuvenation.
As late as Jan. 26, the Crimson Tide was a projected No. 7 NCAA seed, but they haven't won since.
Beating Stanford on Saturday would start the road to recovery for Arizona.
Quinn Snyder's bunch has played a tough tough schedule. The problem is the Tigers have done nothing with it.
With a weak strength of schedule outside the Big 12, Oklahoma needs to turn things around quickly in conference play.
For Utah State, with an RPI unlikely to improve in conference play, it simply comes down winning as much as it can.
Creighton and similar mid-major schools are going to be hard-pressed to move up in the national picture.
The highest-rated No. 5 seed on this week's Bracketology Report aims for its 10th straight win Saturday night.
Even for mid-January, Florida State faces an important road trip this week, beginning Tuesday night at Clemson.
Vanderbilt got off to an 11-0 start, but those wins might not amount to much if the team staggers to begin SEC play.