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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 02/ 3/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: A glance at the current bubble teams

By Eric Prisbell

Duquesne stands alone in first in the Atlantic 10 for the moment, so I'm giving them the automatic berth right now. I'm also giving the MVC automatic berth to Wichita State, which puts Missouri State and Northern Iowa on the bubble. I have selected 33 of the 37 at-large NCAA tournament teams, as of today, which leaves me with four open slots. (Records reflect games only against division I opponents.)

Pick four:

Oklahoma State (15-7)
Kansas State (14-8)
George Mason (18-5)
Washington State (15-6)
UCLA (15-7)
Colorado (14-8)
Colorado State (14-7)
Missouri State (17-6)
Valparaiso (14-6)
Penn State (12-9)
Clemson (15-7)
Maryland (14-8)
Northern Iowa (17-6)

By Eric Prisbell  | February 3, 2011; 8:45 AM ET
 
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Comments

Oklahoma State (15-7)
George Mason (18-5)
Clemson (15-7)
Washington State (15-6)

Posted by: Kev29 | February 3, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Washington State (15-6)
Missouri State (17-6)
Clemson (15-7)
Northern Iowa (17-6)

My TERPS aren't ready this year.
Must improve guard play and get Bowie the F outta here.

Posted by: luvdc808 | February 3, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

With the best record in that list at 18-5, no one should be leaving GMU out of their pick of 4. It doesn't make sense. I understand where this Terps fan is coming from (who left GMU out of his 4), Maryland has looked down on the CAA and on Mason for a few years now. But it is incontrovertible that Mason is the stronger team this year. GMU belongs in the big dance this year and the CAA should have the 6 births that the ACC usually gets. The CAA is very strong and the ACC is all but scraps this year.

Posted by: johnsmith8 | February 3, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

George Mason (18-5)
Washington St (15-6)
Northern Iowa (17-6)
Missouri St (17-6)

The CAA has been very strong this year and does deserve a third bid at the expense of the ACC who should be capped at 4, which is generous. Only Duke has proved themselves in that conference this year.

There's no denying that after Georgetown, George Mason is the strongest team in the DC area this year and dominated the A10 in their showdowns this season.
The MVC is playing some good basketball and should have 3-4 bids this year too.

Posted by: variaban | February 3, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

George Mason (18-5)
Washington St (15-6)
Northern Iowa (18-6, actually)
Missouri St (17-6)

The CAA has been very strong this year and does deserve a third bid at the expense of the ACC who should be capped at 4, which is generous. Only Duke has proved themselves in that conference this year.

There's no denying that after Georgetown, George Mason is the strongest team in the DC area this year and dominated the A10 in their showdowns this season.
The MVC is playing some good basketball and should have 3-4 bids this year too.

Posted by: variaban | February 3, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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