Week #13 Field of 68 projection with a focus on "record vs. the field"

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ROAD TO SELECTION SUNDAY, MN -- For our Week #13 Field of 68 projection, we’ll add a different wrinkle and report on each team’s (the 68 + the first 4 out) current “record vs. the field”. I guarantee you’ll be a little surprised at some of the records.

Four new at-large teams enter the field, Butler, Florida, Oregon, and Washington State. Among the 9 teams losing their spot are free-falling Memphis, winless-on-the-road Mississippi State, and all-over-the-map Villanova.

The automatic qualifiers from multiple-bid conferences are listed first. The automatic qualifier is the team with the best conference record (i.e. 2-0 is better than 1-0) or, in the event of a tie, the best NET ranking.

WEEK #13 FIELD OF 68 PROJECTION (through Feb. 3)
America East (1): Vermont (101)

American (1): FAU (25)

ACC (4): North Carolina (9), Duke (19), Clemson (37), Virginia (42)

ASUN (1): Eastern Kentucky (202)

Atlantic 10 (1): Dayton (17)

Big East (7): UConn (4), Marquette (12), Creighton (16), Saint John’s (43), Butler (48), Providence (53), Seton Hall (66)

Big Sky (1): Eastern Washington (114)

Big South (1): High Point (108)

Big Ten (6): Purdue (2), Wisconsin (13), Illinois (14), Michigan State (22), Nebraska (57), Northwestern (59)

Big XII (9): Houston (1), BYU (7), Iowa State (10), Kansas (11), Baylor (15), Oklahoma (31), Texas (32), Texas Tech (33), TCU (36)

Big West (1): UC-Irvine (71)

Colonial (1): Drexel (110)

Conference USA (1): Louisiana Tech (70)

Horizon (1): Oakland (136)

Ivy (1): Cornell (79)

MAAC (1): Quinnipiac (150)

MAC (1): Akron (89)

MEAC (1): Norfolk State (204)

Missouri Valley (1): Indiana State (23)

Mountain West (5): Utah State (24), New Mexico (18), San Diego State (20), Colorado State (28), Boise State (35)

NEC (1): Merrimack (192)

OVC (1): Morehead State (100)

Pac 12 (4): Arizona (3), Utah (34), Washington State (40), Oregon (58)

Patriot (1): Colgate (132)

SEC (8): Alabama (5), Tennessee (6), Auburn (8), Kentucky (26), South Carolina (38), Florida (39), Texas A&M (49), Ole Miss (61)

SoCon (1): Samford (75)

Southland (1): McNeese (72)

SWAC (1): Southern U (209)

Summit (1): North Dakota (263)

Sun Belt (1): Appalachian State (76)

WCC (1): Saint Mary’s (21)

WAC (1): Grand Canyon (45)
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Last 4 In: Michigan State (22), Florida (39), Washington State (40), Oregon (58)

First 4 Out: Colorado (29), Cincinnati (30), Mississippi State (44), Memphis (80)

Dirty Dozen to Watch: Gonzaga (27), Wake Forest (41), SMU (46), Xavier (47), Villanova (51), Virginia Tech (52), Drake (54), Bradley (55), Nevada (56), Iowa (60), Miami-Florida (62), James Madison (63)

Non-Power 6 At-Large Bids (4): New Mexico (18), San Diego State (20), Colorado State (28), Boise State (35)

Current Bid-Stealers (0)

Moving In (9):
Butler, Florida, Merrimack, North Dakota, Oakland, Oregon, Southern U, Virginia, Washington State

Dropping Out (9): Alabama State, Central Connecticut, Charlotte, Green Bay, Memphis, Mississippi State, Richmond, South Dakota State, Villanova

RECORD vs. THE FIELD (The 68)
Appalachian State (1-0)
Purdue (8-2)
UConn (7-2)
Kansas (6-2)
FAU (3-1)
Virginia (3-1)
Arizona (8-3)
Nebraska (5-2)
Houston (6-3)
North Carolina (4-2)
Utah State (4-2)
Washington State (4-2)
Grand Canyon (2-1)
Tennessee (7-4)
Baylor (6-4)
Illinois (6-4)
Wisconsin (6-4)
Duke (3-2)
South Carolina (3-2)
Marquette (7-5)
Clemson (4-3)
Colorado State (4-3)
New Mexico (4-3)
Creighton (5-4)
Seton Hall (5-4)
TCU (5-4)
Utah (5-4)
Alabama (6-5)
Boise State (4-4)
Northwestern (4-4)
Auburn (3-3)
Ole Miss (3-3)
Texas Tech (3-3)
Dayton (2-2)
Cornell (1-1)
Samford (1-1)
Vermont (1-1)
Providence (4-5)
BYU (3-4)
Iowa State (3-4)
Butler (4-6)
Saint Mary’s (2-3)
San Diego State (3-5)
Texas (3-5)
Texas A&M (3-5)
Michigan State (4-7)
Florida (3-6)
Saint John’s (3-6)
Kentucky (2-5)
Oklahoma (2-5)
Colgate (1-3)
Louisiana Tech (1-3)
Oregon (1-3)
Akron (0-1)
McNeese (0-1)
Norfolk State (0-1)
North Dakota (0-1)
Quinnipiac (0-1)
Eastern Kentucky (0-2)
Indiana State (0-2)
Morehead State (0-2)
Eastern Washington (0-3)
Merrimack (0-3)
Oakland (0-3)
UC-Irvine (0-3)
Southern U (0-4)
Drexel (0-0)
High Point (0-0)

RECORD vs. THE FIELD (First 4 Out)

Memphis (3-1)
Cincinnati (5-5)
Mississippi State (4-7)
Colorado (2-4)

** records indicated below are vs. Division 1 opponents only

SUMMIT LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS
1 North Dakota (11-10)
2 ORU (8-11)
3 South Dakota State (9-11)
4 Omaha (8-12)
5 St. Thomas (12-9)
6 North Dakota State (7-13)
7 Kansas City (7-14)
8 Denver (9-11)
9 South Dakota (6-14)

BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS
1 Purdue (20-2)
2 Wisconsin (16-5)
3 Illinois (16-5)
4 Nebraska (16-6)
5 Northwestern (15-7)
6 Michigan State (14-8)
7 Maryland (13-9)
8 Iowa (13-9)
9 Minnesota (14-7)
10 Penn State (11-11)
11 Rutgers (11-10)
12 Indiana (13-9)
13 Ohio State (13-9)
14 Michigan (7-15)

STATE OF MINNESOTA IN THE RANKINGS
NET:
Minnesota #90, St. Thomas #147
KenPom: Minnesota #76, St. Thomas #138
Haslametrics: Minnesota #75, St. Thomas #119
 

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Colorado needs to earn their way in with a few tough matchups remaining, and we'll see what happens in the MVC tourney with Indiana State, Drake and Bradley. Maybe Indiana State could get an at-large even if they lose in that tourney. Drake will probably need to win it at this point.
 

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The only at-large team I completely plugged my nose and still put them in the field is Oregon. Note the Ducks' 1-3 record vs. the field.

That said, overall I think the bubble is stronger than it's been for quite a few years. There are a lot of at-large teams at the bottom of the bracket and among my first 4 out & "Dirty Dozen" that are more than capable of winning a couple games in the tournament. But their resumes at this point aren't matching the eye test.
 

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The only at-large team I completely plugged my nose and still put them in the field is Oregon. Note the Ducks' 1-3 record vs. the field.

That said, overall I think the bubble is stronger than it's been for quite a few years. There are a lot of at-large teams at the bottom of the bracket and among my first 4 out & "Dirty Dozen" that are more than capable of winning a couple games in the tournament. But their resumes at this point aren't matching the eye test.

Yeah, this is who I would have out as of now in place of Miss St. Miss St doesn't have a true road win but they do have six neutral court wins and have 4 wins against the projected field. They have a couple winnable upcoming road games(Missouri & LSU), so I think they'll get at least one.
 

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ROAD TO SELECTION SUNDAY, MN -- For our Week #13 Field of 68 projection, we’ll add a different wrinkle and report on each team’s (the 68 + the first 4 out) current “record vs. the field”. I guarantee you’ll be a little surprised at some of the records.

Four new at-large teams enter the field, Butler, Florida, Oregon, and Washington State. Among the 9 teams losing their spot are free-falling Memphis, winless-on-the-road Mississippi State, and all-over-the-map Villanova.

The automatic qualifiers from multiple-bid conferences are listed first. The automatic qualifier is the team with the best conference record (i.e. 2-0 is better than 1-0) or, in the event of a tie, the best NET ranking.

WEEK #13 FIELD OF 68 PROJECTION (through Feb. 3)
America East (1): Vermont (101)

American (1): FAU (25)

ACC (4): North Carolina (9), Duke (19), Clemson (37), Virginia (42)

ASUN (1): Eastern Kentucky (202)

Atlantic 10 (1): Dayton (17)

Big East (7): UConn (4), Marquette (12), Creighton (16), Saint John’s (43), Butler (48), Providence (53), Seton Hall (66)

Big Sky (1): Eastern Washington (114)

Big South (1): High Point (108)

Big Ten (6): Purdue (2), Wisconsin (13), Illinois (14), Michigan State (22), Nebraska (57), Northwestern (59)

Big XII (9): Houston (1), BYU (7), Iowa State (10), Kansas (11), Baylor (15), Oklahoma (31), Texas (32), Texas Tech (33), TCU (36)

Big West (1): UC-Irvine (71)

Colonial (1): Drexel (110)

Conference USA (1): Louisiana Tech (70)

Horizon (1): Oakland (136)

Ivy (1): Cornell (79)

MAAC (1): Quinnipiac (150)

MAC (1): Akron (89)

MEAC (1): Norfolk State (204)

Missouri Valley (1): Indiana State (23)

Mountain West (5): Utah State (24), New Mexico (18), San Diego State (20), Colorado State (28), Boise State (35)

NEC (1): Merrimack (192)

OVC (1): Morehead State (100)

Pac 12 (4): Arizona (3), Utah (34), Washington State (40), Oregon (58)

Patriot (1): Colgate (132)

SEC (8): Alabama (5), Tennessee (6), Auburn (8), Kentucky (26), South Carolina (38), Florida (39), Texas A&M (49), Ole Miss (61)

SoCon (1): Samford (75)

Southland (1): McNeese (72)

SWAC (1): Southern U (209)

Summit (1): North Dakota (263)

Sun Belt (1): Appalachian State (76)

WCC (1): Saint Mary’s (21)

WAC (1): Grand Canyon (45)
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Last 4 In: Michigan State (22), Florida (39), Washington State (40), Oregon (58)

First 4 Out: Colorado (29), Cincinnati (30), Mississippi State (44), Memphis (80)

Dirty Dozen to Watch: Gonzaga (27), Wake Forest (41), SMU (46), Xavier (47), Villanova (51), Virginia Tech (52), Drake (54), Bradley (55), Nevada (56), Iowa (60), Miami-Florida (62), James Madison (63)

Non-Power 6 At-Large Bids (4): New Mexico (18), San Diego State (20), Colorado State (28), Boise State (35)

Current Bid-Stealers (0)

Moving In (9):
Butler, Florida, Merrimack, North Dakota, Oakland, Oregon, Southern U, Virginia, Washington State

Dropping Out (9): Alabama State, Central Connecticut, Charlotte, Green Bay, Memphis, Mississippi State, Richmond, South Dakota State, Villanova

RECORD vs. THE FIELD (The 68)
Appalachian State (1-0)
Purdue (8-2)
UConn (7-2)
Kansas (6-2)
FAU (3-1)
Virginia (3-1)
Arizona (8-3)
Nebraska (5-2)
Houston (6-3)
North Carolina (4-2)
Utah State (4-2)
Washington State (4-2)
Grand Canyon (2-1)
Tennessee (7-4)
Baylor (6-4)
Illinois (6-4)
Wisconsin (6-4)
Duke (3-2)
South Carolina (3-2)
Marquette (7-5)
Clemson (4-3)
Colorado State (4-3)
New Mexico (4-3)
Creighton (5-4)
Seton Hall (5-4)
TCU (5-4)
Utah (5-4)
Alabama (6-5)
Boise State (4-4)
Northwestern (4-4)
Auburn (3-3)
Ole Miss (3-3)
Texas Tech (3-3)
Dayton (2-2)
Cornell (1-1)
Samford (1-1)
Vermont (1-1)
Providence (4-5)
BYU (3-4)
Iowa State (3-4)
Butler (4-6)
Saint Mary’s (2-3)
San Diego State (3-5)
Texas (3-5)
Texas A&M (3-5)
Michigan State (4-7)
Florida (3-6)
Saint John’s (3-6)
Kentucky (2-5)
Oklahoma (2-5)
Colgate (1-3)
Louisiana Tech (1-3)
Oregon (1-3)
Akron (0-1)
McNeese (0-1)
Norfolk State (0-1)
North Dakota (0-1)
Quinnipiac (0-1)
Eastern Kentucky (0-2)
Indiana State (0-2)
Morehead State (0-2)
Eastern Washington (0-3)
Merrimack (0-3)
Oakland (0-3)
UC-Irvine (0-3)
Southern U (0-4)
Drexel (0-0)
High Point (0-0)

RECORD vs. THE FIELD (First 4 Out)

Memphis (3-1)
Cincinnati (5-5)
Mississippi State (4-7)
Colorado (2-4)

** records indicated below are vs. Division 1 opponents only

SUMMIT LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS
1 North Dakota (11-10)
2 ORU (8-11)
3 South Dakota State (9-11)
4 Omaha (8-12)
5 St. Thomas (12-9)
6 North Dakota State (7-13)
7 Kansas City (7-14)
8 Denver (9-11)
9 South Dakota (6-14)

BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS
1 Purdue (20-2)
2 Wisconsin (16-5)
3 Illinois (16-5)
4 Nebraska (16-6)
5 Northwestern (15-7)
6 Michigan State (14-8)
7 Maryland (13-9)
8 Iowa (13-9)
9 Minnesota (14-7)
10 Penn State (11-11)
11 Rutgers (11-10)
12 Indiana (13-9)
13 Ohio State (13-9)
14 Michigan (7-15)

STATE OF MINNESOTA IN THE RANKINGS
NET:
Minnesota #90, St. Thomas #147
KenPom: Minnesota #76, St. Thomas #138
Haslametrics: Minnesota #75, St. Thomas #119
If we beat Sparty, do we make it into the baker’s dirty dozen?
 


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If we beat Sparty, do we make it into the baker’s dirty dozen?

I'd probably say no, given some of the teams that have been left off that list like Kansas State, UCF and Richmond. NET is still much to low, coupled with the bad OOC.
 

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If we beat Sparty, do we make it into the baker’s dirty dozen?
In fairness, the Dirty Dozen is not necessarily the next 12 teams on my at-large board. It’s more of a hodge podge of teams I think we could hear from (again) before the season’s over.

So to address your question. … I’d answer “no” at this point, as I’d want to see how the Iowa (winnable road game) & Purdue (heavyweight) games go.
 

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I have a rough count of 18 coaches currently in the field that are in their first through third year in their current jobs. That's only coaches in leagues getting more than one bid so that's 18 of the 43 bids from non 1 bid leagues. Take out Arizona, UNC, Duke, and Texas and you are still at 14 of 43 or more fairly 14 of the 39 bids.

Of the first 4 out, 2 of the 4 coaches are in years 1 though 3.

Of the dirty dozen there's at least 3 (SMU/Xavier/Villanova) with coaches in years 1 though 3.

On a different topic, I feel like the Mountain West has found the secret sauce to a path to the tournament. Colorado State and UNLV have wins over Creighton. San Diego State and Boise State have wins over St. Mary's. Outside of those wins, there isn't much notable in the whole conference. The big resume wins for most of these schools are exclusively in conference and overwhelmingly have occurred at home. Since the bottom of the conference is so bad (Wyoming, San Jose State, Fresno State, and Air Force) there's a lot of free wins. As long as everyone mostly avoids losing to the bottom of the conference, the losses among the group that SS has in the tournament won't hurt. We won't ever know, but I am very skeptical that an Indiana State or Drake or whoever ends up the 2nd best team in the A10 wouldn't be able to be successful in the MWC this year.
 

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I have a rough count of 18 coaches currently in the field that are in their first through third year in their current jobs. That's only coaches in leagues getting more than one bid so that's 18 of the 43 bids from non 1 bid leagues. Take out Arizona, UNC, Duke, and Texas and you are still at 14 of 43 or more fairly 14 of the 39 bids.

Of the first 4 out, 2 of the 4 coaches are in years 1 though 3.

Of the dirty dozen there's at least 3 (SMU/Xavier/Villanova) with coaches in years 1 though 3.

On a different topic, I feel like the Mountain West has found the secret sauce to a path to the tournament. Colorado State and UNLV have wins over Creighton. San Diego State and Boise State have wins over St. Mary's. Outside of those wins, there isn't much notable in the whole conference. The big resume wins for most of these schools are exclusively in conference and overwhelmingly have occurred at home. Since the bottom of the conference is so bad (Wyoming, San Jose State, Fresno State, and Air Force) there's a lot of free wins. As long as everyone mostly avoids losing to the bottom of the conference, the losses among the group that SS has in the tournament won't hurt. We won't ever know, but I am very skeptical that an Indiana State or Drake or whoever ends up the 2nd best team in the A10 wouldn't be able to be successful in the MWC this year.

Utah State has beaten Akron and UC-Irvine, who both are top 100 NET and lead the MAC and Big West conferences respectively. Boise's got a win over VCU on a neutral. SDSU and Nevada both have beaten Washington. San Diego State won @Gonzaga. Nevada has also beaten TCU. CSU has beaten La Tech, BC and Colorado(all Q2 wins). New Mexico has also beaten La Tech. They don't have a ton of high end wins(Q1), but they've got a bunch of Q2 wins and it should be noted Utah State, Boise State, San Diego State and CSU have all played top 50 OOC schedules. Those top 6 also didn't suffer any Q3 or Q4 losses OOC. Boise only went 7-4 OOC, but playing the 31st rated OOC, will still have their metrics look good. I think they'll get at least 5 teams in the tournament.
 



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For sh*ts and giggles, here are the number of wins Power 6 conference teams have vs. the current NET top 50. I like to track this (specifically for potential at-large teams) as a supplement to the NCAA's Quad 1 & 2 numbers.

The Gophers are 1 of 11 without one. A win tomorrow night over MSU (current NET rank #22) would get them on the board.

Bold = currently in my Field of 68

UConn 10
Purdue 8
Houston 7
Kansas 7
Marquette 7
Arizona 6
Alabama 5
Baylor 5
Butler 5
North Carolina 5
Saint John's 5
Tennessee 5
Utah 5
Wisconsin 5
Clemson 4

Georgia Tech 4 (incredible number for a team that is 2 games under .500)
Northwestern 4
Seton Hall 4
South Carolina 4
Texas 4
Texas A&M 4
TCU 4

Villanova 4
Washington State 4
Xavier 4
Arizona State 3
BYU 3
Cincinnati 3
Creighton 3
Duke 3
Iowa State 3
Kentucky 3
Michigan State 3

Mississippi State 3
Nebraska 3
Ole Miss 3
Providence 3
Texas Tech 3

UCF 3
Virginia 3
Virginia Tech 3
Washington 3
West Virginia 3
Arkansas 2
Cal 2
Florida 2
Florida State 2
Georgia 2
Illinois 2
Kansas State 2
LSU 2
NC State 2
Oklahoma 2
Pitt 2
Stanford 2
Wake Forest 2
Auburn 1
Boston College 1
Colorado 1
Maryland 1
Miami 1
Michigan 1
Notre Dame 1
Ohio State 1
Oregon 1
Oregon State 1
Penn State 1
Indiana 0
Iowa 0
Louisville 0
Minnesota 0
Missouri 0
Oklahoma State 0
Rutgers 0
Syracuse 0
UCLA 0
USC 0
Vanderbilt 0
 

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The only at-large team I completely plugged my nose and still put them in the field is Oregon. Note the Ducks' 1-3 record vs. the field.

That said, overall I think the bubble is stronger than it's been for quite a few years. There are a lot of at-large teams at the bottom of the bracket and among my first 4 out & "Dirty Dozen" that are more than capable of winning a couple games in the tournament. But their resumes at this point aren't matching the eye test.
Yea, my Ducks are struggling a lot with injuries right now and all season for that matter. If they get healthy and finish strong they will get in, but that's a big "if" right now. Altman's teams traditionally start slow and finish strong, so I still have hope.
 

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These numbers tell us just how down the Big Ten is this season. ... nowhere near the number of opportunities to earn top 50 wins within league play as in most seasons.

Big Ten NET Top 50 Wins Through Tuesday, Feb. 6 (non-Big 10 top 50 wins noted)
Purdue (8) -- vs. Alabama, vs. Arizona, vs. Gonzaga, vs. Marquette, vs. Tennessee, Xavier
Wisconsin (5) -- Marquette, vs. SMU, vs. Virginia
Northwestern (4) -- Dayton
Michigan State (3) -- vs. Baylor, Butler, Indiana State
Nebraska (3)
Illinois (2) -- vs. FAU
Maryland (1)
Michigan (1) -- @ Saint John's
Minnesota (1)
Ohio State (1) -- vs. Alabama
Penn State (1)
Indiana (0)
Iowa (0)
Rutgers (0)
 
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Here's a look at the number of NET top 50 wins (through Feb. 6) by Bubblicious teams. This is a very wide-ranging & friendly version of the bubble. Quite a few of these (including the Gophers) are way down the pecking order.

Butler (5)
Saint John's (5)
Northwestern (4)
Seton Hall (4)
Texas (4)
Texas A&M (4)
TCU (4)
Villanova (4)
Washington State (4)
Xavier (4)
Cincinnati (3)
Kansas State (3)
Michigan State (3)
Mississippi State (3)
Nebraska (3)
Nevada (3)
Oklahoma (3)
Providence (3)
Texas Tech (3)
UCF (3)
Virginia Tech (3)
Drake (2)
Florida (2)
NC State (2)
Ole Miss (2)
Wake Forest (2)
Colorado (1)
Miami (1)
Minnesota (1)
Oregon (1)
Gonzaga (0)
Iowa (0)
 



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Here's a look at the number of NET top 50 wins (through Feb. 6) by Bubblicious teams. This is a very wide-ranging & friendly version of the bubble. Quite a few of these (including the Gophers) are way down the pecking order.

Butler (5)
Saint John's (5)
Northwestern (4)
Seton Hall (4)
Texas (4)
Texas A&M (4)
TCU (4)
Villanova (4)
Washington State (4)
Xavier (4)
Cincinnati (3)
Kansas State (3)
Michigan State (3)
Mississippi State (3)
Nebraska (3)
Nevada (3)
Oklahoma (3)
Providence (3)
Texas Tech (3)
UCF (3)
Virginia Tech (3)
Drake (2)
Florida (2)
NC State (2)
Ole Miss (2)
Wake Forest (2)
Colorado (1)
Miami (1)
Minnesota (1)
Oregon (1)
Gonzaga (0)
Iowa (0)
How many more opportunities do we have to stack Net 50 wins (excluding the B10 tourney)?
 

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How many more opportunities do we have to stack Net 50 wins (excluding the B10 tourney)?
Illinois and Purdue. Iowa and Nebraska are sitting just outside the top 50 at 59 and 52 as well so could push into the top 50.

 

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How many more opportunities do we have to stack Net 50 wins (excluding the B10 tourney)?
Illinois & Purdue.

Nebraska (52) & Northwestern (60) currently are hovering where they could get to that number, but need to finish strong.

The bigger issue is there are only 5 Quad 1/Quad 2 opportunities remaining. ... add Iowa (currently Quad 1) to the above list. And there are a lot of land mines (bad losses), including all of the remaining home games (Indiana, OSU, Penn State, Rutgers). Can't afford to lose a single one of those home games.
 

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Once we hit mid-February, true road games for bubble teams demand more of the spotlight. Here's a list of Bubblicious teams (with a wide net of strong & bubblers) hitting the road this weekend with current true road record in parentheses.

On the Road Again
#25 Gonzaga (3-2) @ Kentucky -- Zags have ZERO wins vs. Quad 1 & teams projected into the field
#34 Virginia (3-4) @ Florida State -- 'Hoos currently on the safe side of the bubble
#35 TCU (4-2) @ Iowa State -- Horned Frogs in decent shape, but sporting ugly NC SOS (#327)
#41 Washington State (4-3) @ Oregon -- Wazzu on a nice run, winners of 7 of last 8
#42 Saint John's (2-4) @ Marquette -- Johnnies squarely on the bubble
#44 Mississippi State (0-6) @ Mizzou -- Winless true road team vs. winless SEC opponent
#53 Drake (3-4) @ Bradley -- Bulldogs hanging by the thinnest of threads
#54 Virginia Tech (1-5) @ Notre Dame -- lose this one & you can wave bye-bye to the Gobblers
#56 Providence (2-5) @ Butler -- big Big East bubble battle
#66 UCF (1-4) @ Texas Tech -- Knights near must-win mode
#67 Seton Hall (4-3) @ Villanova -- Pirates have been a pleasant surprise
#76 Kansas State (2-4) @ BYU -- Can Wildcats follow up big win over rival Kansas?
 

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Important game Sunday for the Gophers vs. the Hawkeyes.

If they pick up another road win, they officially will be added to “teams under consideration” on my at-large board for the first time this season.

So they got that going for ‘em! 😉

Beat Iowa.
 




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