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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/24/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: A look at the soft bubble

By Eric Prisbell

I still have Minnesota in at the moment (I'll take a closer look at the Golden Gophers tonight) and I continue to give Alabama the SEC automatic berth to make my life easier, so here is how my bubble looks, loaded with ACC teams:

Six of these teams likely would make the 68-team tournament as of today:

Virginia Tech
Three questionable losses

Florida State

Difficult to assess without Chris Singleton

Boston College
Not quite free fall. Yet.

Is a bland resume good enough this season?

Lost four games by four points or less

Five sub-100 RPI losses

Hanging its hat on the Xavier win

Hanging its hat on the Purdue win

Let me know when they get a top 50 win

Texas-El Paso
Best win vs. Michigan. I'm serious.

Southern Mississippi

Non-league schedule ranks 248th

Beat Michigan State and Harvard

Colorado State
Can't beat BYU, San Diego State. Not many can.

So there may be room in the field for the Terps if they can win a few more games, but it would really help if they can get a true quality win - their story all season.

By Eric Prisbell  | February 24, 2011; 10:03 AM ET
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