How weak is this year's NCAA bubble heading into conference play? - SCACCHoops.com
How weak is this year's NCAA bubble heading into conference play?
How weak is this year's NCAA bubble heading into conference play?
   Posted by All Sports Discussion at  12/30/2012 7:35:19 AM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
Discuss     Bookmark and Share

As we’ve been doing our ACC bubble analysis each week, I’m still contending that that ACC should get at least 5 NCAA bids and possibly 6 due to a very weak group of bubble teams. Is it likely?

I would say the chances are not high, that a team beyond Duke, NC State, Miami, Maryland, UNC gets in, but there is some chance. Let’s examine some of the teams on the bubble.

We’ll go with the last teams in and out of the CBS’s Bracketology, and you can click on the teams for their resume.

Illinois St. (9-3, RPI 43)

 Best wins are UC Santa Barbara and Dayton…. ouch.

Oklahoma (7-3, RPI 25)

The Sooners have a good RPI, but they don’t own a top 50 win.

Iowa (11-2, RPI 72)

The Hawkeyes don’t have a good RPI, and they don’t own  a top 50 win. That is the double whammy. There’s also a loss to a sinking Virginia Tech team. They do have a win over fellow bubble team Iowa St.

Iowa St. (9-3, RPI 62)

The cyclones have a decent win over BYU, and that’s pretty much it.

BYU (10-4, RPI 42)

Best win is over something called CSU Northridge. There are losses to Iowa St. and Florida State. Those two teams may compete with BYU for an NCAA bid.

North Carolina (10-3, RPI 49)

The Heels picked up a huge Saturday against UNLV. That doesn’t make them a lock, but they’d be safely in if selections were today.

Northwestern (9-4, RPI 105)

I like the wins over Baylor and Illinois St., but playing the brutal Big 10 will probably keep Northwestern out of the discussion come March.

South Dakota St. (7-4, RPI 81)

The one win over New Mexico must carry a lot of weight, because I don’t see why SDSU is even near the bubble. There’s a loss to Hofstra… Hofstra!

Indiana St. (7-4, RPI 50)

The Sycamores have a couple of solid wins over Miami and Ole Miss, which negates a bad loss to Morehead St. There aren’t other bad losses. Actually Indiana St’s resume isn’t half bad.

Lehigh (9-2, RPI 62)

I’m pretty sure CBS got confused by putting Lehigh anywhere close to the bubble. They must have thought the win over Duke was this year.

See what I’m talking about. This is an extremely weak year in the bubble. Several of the bubble teams don’t have any marquee wins, and there are ugly losses all over.

 

This article was originally published at http://www.AllSportsDiscussion.com. If you are interested in sharing your website's content with SCACCHoops.com, Contact Us.

 

 

Post a Comment About this Article
Entry Link     0 Comment(s)
Subscribe  

Comments on How weak is this year's NCAA bubble heading into conference play?

There are currently no posts for this NewsBreaker


Post a Comment

Posting As:   Remember Me?
Subject:
Message:

Before submitting this form, please type the color of the first character:




Newsbreaker Archives

2014
  January 2014 (169)
  February 2014 (142)
  March 2014 (144)
  April 2014 (74)
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Search
Search
Advertisement
 
Poll
Which ACC school made the best basketball coach hire?
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech
Jim Christian, Boston College
Danny Manning, Wake Forest


Newsbreakers
Arnaud William Adala Moto to Transfer
4/23/2014 8:23:06 PM
Syracuse doubling down with Duke
4/22/2014 1:48:08 PM
KJ McDaniels to enter NBA Draft
4/22/2014 11:01:14 AM
ACC Releases Basketball Matchups for Next Two Seasons
4/22/2014 10:57:04 AM
NCAA President Mark Emmert Appears on The Dan Patrick Show
4/22/2014 8:44:32 AM
Wake Forest Recruiting: 2015 SG Josh Reaves Interview
4/22/2014 7:16:55 AM
Latest UNC Scandal News: Mary Willingham Resigns
4/22/2014 6:29:20 AM
Louisville signs mega apparel deal with Adidias
4/22/2014 6:28:04 AM
Rice transfer Sean Obi is headed to Duke
4/21/2014 8:29:08 PM
Syracuse Football: Spring Game Look Back & Summer Look Ahead
4/21/2014 12:18:31 PM
Wake Forest: Danny Manning not afraid to aim high
4/21/2014 11:51:48 AM
Syracuse: Dajuan Coleman Clearly Not A Cheesecake Factory Enthusiast
4/21/2014 11:51:07 AM
Rodney Hood declares for the NBA Draft
4/19/2014 7:28:47 AM
Ranking the ACC Football Coaches for 2014
4/19/2014 7:06:31 AM
Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins
4/18/2014 6:42:07 AM
Message Board
 
YBN Widget
RSS Feed  
SCACC Hoops has no affiliation to the NCAA or the ACC
Team logos are trademarks of their respective organizations (more/credits)