Find Out Who Is "IN" and "OUT" Of The NCAA Tournament: At-Large 34 Bids

Keeven KuateContributor IMarch 14, 2009

DJ KEY aka Keeven Kuate 


March 13th—


Three months ago, I was previewing Florida in the SEC title game. It seems that so much has happened since then. Our economy is in the s***-hole, we have a new president, the state of Arizona was robbed of a super bowl, and countless hours of college basketball has elapsed. 


Well, I have gathered all my resources and made my picks on what I believe will happen during Selection Sunday. The plan is to get at least 30 out of the 34 at-large bids, and when you have ESPN trying to tell the sports world that the Big Ten is getting eight out of the 34 bids, I knew I had to take my own stand on the subject. 


There are still six teams (UNC, Pitt, UConn, Louisville, Michigan St, and Memphis) that remain in the hunt for a number one seed. 


I'll do my part in helping "the committee" in picking the teams out, but ranking them may be a different story. 



2009 Bubble Teams Are You IN or OUT?


34 At Large Bids Prediction

(Tournaments champions not all known yet, and italicized teams have won or are projected to win)



Big Ten (5)

I can see the Big Ten going 1-5 the first set of games.


Michigan St: IN

Illinois: IN

Purdue: AUTO

Penn St: OUT

Wisconsin: IN

Northwestern: OUT

Minnesota: OUT 

Michigan: IN

Ohio St: IN



Big East (6)

4 legitimate title contenders...


Louisville: AUTO

Pitt: IN

UConn: IN

Marquette: IN

Syracuse: IN

Villanova: IN

West Virginia: IN

Providence: OUT 



ACC (6)

UNC and Duke will do their part, but anyone else?


Miami: OUT

Virginia Tech: OUT

Wake: IN

Duke: AUTO

Florida St: IN

Clemson: IN


Maryland: IN




Big 12 (5) 

Ithink this conference is starting to become overrated.


Kansas: IN

Oklahoma: IN

Missouri: IN

Texas A&M: IN

Oklahoma St: IN

Texas: IN

Baylor: OUT (Nice Run!)

Kansas St: OUT



SEC (2)

I had trouble picking the "good" teams here.



South Carolina: OUT

Tennessee: IN

Florida: OUT

Auburn: OUT

Mississppi St: AUTO




Pac-10 (3)

Consistency will determine whether any Pac-10 team makes a run (Slight ASU-biased, by the way).


Arizona: OUT

Arizona State: IN

Washington: IN


California: IN




A 10 (2)

I like what Temple has been doing of late. 


Dayton: IN

Temple: AUTO

Xavier: IN



Missouri West (2)

Mid-majors took a few bids from better known schools.


Illinois St: IN

Creighton: IN

N. Iowa: AUTO



Mountain West (1)

San Diego St.: IN

Utah: AUTO



Horizon (1)

Butler: IN

Cleveland St.: AUTO



Once the Selection Sunday is aired, and the field is set, I will show you the "65 Ways to Guarantee A Cashing in Your Office Pool." Let the madness begin!