At-Large bid Breakdown

At-Large Bid Breakdown

By: Jonathon Warriner

Lock- There is no possible chance this team misses the NCAA Tournament

In Good shape- Not a lock but they are safely off the bubble for now

On the Bubble- These teams may be projected as in or out, but they are clearly in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament

Still in consideration- Teams that will need to keep winning to make a statement to the NCAA Tournament committee

Better luck Next Year- Teams that will have to win their conference tournament to make the NCAA Tournament


Locks- North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia

In Good shape- Miami, Virginia Tech

On the bubble- Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

Better Luck Next Year- NC State, Boston College

Big 12

Locks- Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia

In Good Shape- Oklahoma State, Iowa State

On the bubble- Kansas State, TCU, Texas Tech

Better Luck Next Year- Texas, Oklahoma

Big Ten

Locks- Purdue, Maryland, Wisconsin

In Good Shape- Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan

On the bubble- Michigan State

Still In Consideration- Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State

Better Luck Next Year- Iowa, Penn State, Nebraska, Rutgers

Big East

Locks- Villanova, Butler, Creighton

In Good Shape- Xavier

On the Bubble- Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence

Still in Consideration- Georgetown

Better Luck Next Year- St. John’s, DePaul


Locks- Oregon, Arizona, UCLA

In Good Shape- USC, California

Still In Consideration- Utah

Better Luck Next Year- Colorado, Arizona State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State


Locks- Kentucky, Florida

In Good Shape- South Carolina

On the bubble- Arkansas

Still In Consideration- Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Vanderbilt

Better Luck Next Year- Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri, LSU


Locks- SMU, Cincinnati

Still In Consideration- Houston, Memphis

Better Luck Next Year- UConn, UCF, Tulsa, Temple, East Carolina, Tulane, South Florida

Atlantic 10

In Good Shape- VCU, Dayton

Still In Consideration- Rhode Island, George Mason, St. Bonaventure

Better Luck Next Year- Richmond, La Salle, Davidson, Fordham, George Washington, St. Louis, Duquesne, Umass, St. Joseph’s

Other Conferences

Locks- Gonzaga, St. Mary’s

On the bubble- Wichita State, Middle Tennessee, Illinois State

Still In Consideration- UNC Wilmington, Nevada, Akron, Monmouth, Princeton

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