During the last week of February, the bubble pictures got clearer, but in the first week of March, it got blurry again. So that brings us to Championship Week - just six days until Selection Sunday and so much left to figure out.
I like to break teams down into three categories:
1. Wallflowers are bubble teams. Everyone wants to get into the Big Dance, but not all of them have the guts to ask a girl out onto the dance floor.
2. An elite team that is safely in is "Dancing with a Hottie," and this group has been expanded to include all teams that could lose the rest of their games and still make the field.
3. A school in the middle is "Dancing with Its Sister." This category has been expanded as well to include anyone that just needs to beat the teams it should to dance.
I'll begin with the First Four at-large-bid games:
(12a) Villanova vs. (12d) Southern Miss
(12b) Iowa State vs. (12c) La Salle
First Seven Teams Out: Xavier, St. Mary's, Baylor, UMass, Middle Tennessee, Virginia, Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa
The projections are presented in slideshow format, with each major conference receiving its own slide.
First up is the ACC.