Who is in and who is out? This is what the bubble is for the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection. The difference between teams in and out can be very minimal. Teams on the bubble can be found in seed lines 8-12 and are teams that are at-large teams. Teams in this range must continue to win games and build their resume. Teams currently not in the bracket also must keep winning to have a chance.
Here are the last 10 teams in our current
The first teams out include
North Carolina State
Houston and Kansas St have a few Tier 1 wins but their non-conference schedule is weak. Washington has 2 bad losses that keep them deep on the bubble. We have Syracuse in simply because they do not have any bad losses. The issue is trying to figure out what this year's committee will value as far as criteria.
Georgia dropped out after a home loss to Arkansas. The non-conference SOS is a huge problem for the Bulldogs. The SOS issue is big for the teams out of our bracket. Most of the teams listed have a combination of bad losses and bad SOS. These teams need to win several in a row.
Teams we are watching that are out of bracket include- NC State (huge wins), Western Kentucky, Middle Tennesee and Boise St (mid majors with limited chances for good wins), Any SEC team as the conference is a lot stronger this year. The teams that win down the stretch will have a chance.
Send us your bubble questions on twitter @delphibrackets and we will try to let you know what is happening.