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Posted at 9:08 AM ET, 02/17/2011

NCAA tournament 2011: Picking the final two at-large teams

By Eric Prisbell

[Note: If you are planning to run an NCAA tournament office pool or a pool among friends, please contact me via e-mail. I'd like to hear from you about your pool. I'm not quoting you or anything; I'm just interested in your thoughts about an idea I have. prisbelle@washpost.com.
Thanks.]

When you hear that the bubble is soft or that the bottom of the field is watered down, believe it. It pains me each week when I spend a few hours comparing the final at-large candidates to complete the tournament field. If the field were still 65 teams, Virginia Tech or Boston College could be the last team in - and we could all live with that. But with 68 teams, it is difficult to make a case for any of the teams competing for the final two slots.

You try. Pick two:

Clemson
Duquesne
Baylor
Colorado
Marquette
Michigan
Michigan State
Virginia Commonwealth
Alabama-Birmingham
Washington State
Oklahoma State

See what I mean...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 17, 2011; 9:08 AM ET
 
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Who cares. Someone who likes someone will get in for free and get knocked in round 1. Whoopie.

Posted by: KraftPaper | February 18, 2011 7:06 AM | Report abuse

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