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Have you wondered what a Quadrant 1 win actually is?  Do you want to know how your team stacks up? The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee is looking at teams’ schedule results differently this year.

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Bubble Teams 2-23-17

These teams are the In-But-On-The-Bubble, First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

My bracket/bubble team projections are based on computer rankings from TheRankerPit.com, which have proven better than ESPN’s BPI at picking against the spread.

Tennessee and TCU fell out.  Syracuse and Louisiana Tech (winner of 6 straight) moved in.  Xavier continues to lose ground and is now the last team in.  Maryland is still overrated and is still out.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • Miami (FL)
  • California
  • Marquette
  • East Tenn. State
  • Arkansas
  • Northwestern
  • Kansas State
  • Wake Forest

Last Four In

  • Utah
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Syracuse
  • Xavier

First Four Out

  • TCU
  • Maryland
  • Illinois State
  • BYU

Next Four Out

  • Tennessee
  • Michigan State
  • USC
  • Georgia

 

Bubble Teams 2-20-17

These teams are the In-But-On-The-Bubble, First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

My bracket/bubble team projections are based on computer rankings from TheRankerPit.com, which have proven better than ESPN’s BPI at picking against the spread.

Marquette and Tennessee are in.  Michigan is still off the bubble (on the safe side).  Rhode Island joined them, while Middle Tennessee moved into “safe” territory.  Xavier continues to lose ground and are now in the Last Four In.  Utah also lost ground.  Maryland and Syracuse dropped out.  Louisiana Tech has won 6 in a row and are now sitting right below the cut-off line.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • VCU
  • Northwestern
  • Kansas State
  • Miami (FL)
  • Wake Forest
  • California
  • Arkansas
  • Marquette

Last Four In

  • Tennessee
  • Xavier
  • Utah
  • TCU

First Four Out

  • Louisiana Tech
  • Syracuse
  • Maryland
  • Illinois State

Next Four Out

  • Michigan State
  • Georgetown
  • BYU
  • Clemson

 

Bubble Teams 2-16-17

These teams are the In-But-On-The-Bubble, First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

My bracket/bubble team projections are based on computer rankings from TheRankerPit.com, which have proven better than ESPN’s BPI at picking against the spread.

Michigan is still off the bubble (on the safe side).  Rhode Island is now on the bubble, while Middle Tennessee moved into “safe” territory.  Xavier continues to lose ground.  Illinois State and Tennessee were replaced by Maryland and Arkansas in the Last Four In.  Illinois State fell to right below the cut-line.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • Northwestern
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • California
  • Kansas State
  • Xavier
  • Wake Forest
  • Miami (FL)

Last Four In

  • TCU
  • Maryland
  • Syracuse
  • Arkansas

First Four Out

  • Illinois State
  • Tennessee
  • USC
  • Marquette

Next Four Out

  • Georgetown
  • BYU
  • Michigan State
  • Clemson

 

Bubble Teams 2-15-17

These teams are the In-But-On-The-Bubble, First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

My bracket/bubble team projections are based on computer rankings from TheRankerPit.com, which have proven better than ESPN’s BPI at picking against the spread.

Northwestern is still off the bubble (on the safe side).  Michigan joined them.  Xavier’s on the bubble.  Miami gained ground, while Tennessee lost some.  Illinois State is still right above the cut-line.  Maryland is back into the First Four Out.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • Xavier
  • Middle Tennessee
  • VCU
  • Kansas State
  • Utah
  • California
  • Wake Forest
  • Miami (FL)

Last Four In

  • TCU
  • Syracuse
  • Tennessee
  • Illinois State

First Four Out

  • Georgetown
  • Maryland
  • Marquette
  • Arkansas
  • Michigan State

Next Four Out

  • Michigan State
  • USC
  • BYU
  • Clemson

 

Bubble Teams 2-13-17

These teams are the In-But-On-The-Bubble, First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

Northwestern is off the bubble.  Illinois State is in.  Ohio State fell out of of the conversation.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • Middle Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Kansas State
  • Wake Forest
  • VCU
  • Utah
  • California
  • Tennessee

Last Four In

  • Miami (FL)
  • TCU
  • Syracuse
  • Illinois State

First Four Out

  • Georgetown
  • Arkansas
  • Marquette
  • Michigan State

Next Four Out

  • BYU
  • USC
  • Maryland
  • Clemson

 

Bubble Teams 2-10-17

These teams are theIn-But-On-The-Bubble First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

Losing to Pepperdine, BYU is out of contention. Louisiana Tech is also out.  Syracuse, Illinois State, and USC move up a bit.  Maryland is back in the mix.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • Michigan
  • Middle Tennessee
  • TCU
  • Northwestern
  • VCU
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Syracuse

Last Four In

  • Utah
  • Miami (FL)
  • Marquette
  • Wake Forest

First Four Out

  • Illinois State
  • Arkansas
  • USC
  • Maryland

Next Four Out

  • Michigan State
  • Georgetown
  • Ohio State
  • Clemson

 

Bubble Teams 2-9-17

These teams are theIn-But-On-The-Bubble First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

Louisiana Tech is up, USC is down, Maryland is out.  “Maryland???” you say?  Stay tuned!  Maryland is still very overrated.  They might make the field, but they have work to do before they belong.

In-But-On-The-Bubble

  • TCU
  • Michigan
  • Middle Tennessee
  • Tennessee
  • Northwestern
  • VCU
  • California
  • Utah

Last Four In

  • Syracuse
  • Wake Forest
  • Miami (FL)
  • Marquette

First Four Out

  • BYU
  • Arkansas
  • Illinois State
  • Louisiana Tech

Next Four Out

  • USC
  • Michigan State
  • Clemson
  • Georgetown

 

Bubble Teams 2-8-17

These teams are the First Four In, First Four Out, and Next Four Out from my bracket projection.

  • Syracuse
  • Wake Forest
  • Miami (FL)
  • Marquette
  • BYU
  • Illinois State
  • Arkansas
  • Southern California
  • Maryland
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State

Michigan moved in to “lock” territory and Miami moved in.  Arkansas moved out, while Michigan State lost ground.