What make a team on the bubble?
Any team that is on seed lines 8 to 12 or in consideration for the tourney is said to be on the bubble. Bubble teams must continue to add good wins and avoid bad losses in order to remain in the bracket.
Four teams right on the cut line are : Syracuse, South Carolina, Missouri and Marquette
Syracuse: Best record, best RPi Best SOS but 0 quality wins and 1 bad loss
South Carolina: Quality wins and 3 tier 1 wins including Tennessee
Missouri: Quality wins and decent SOS
Marquette: Seton Hall as best win is just ok, and only 2 quality wins with bad SOS
We had Syracuse and Soutn Carolina in on Monday due to record and SOS. South Carolina because of the two solid wins listed. We have been discussing Marquette as a replace ment for 1 of the two but are hesitant due to SOS. After deeper look, it may be Missouri and South Carolina from this group.
We can extend the bubble analysis to teams above this group and below. Does Houston and Texas A&M have resume's good enough to stay. What about Georgia, a team that is out, do they need consideration.
A lot of bubble teams make this a consistent debate.