NCAA Tournament 2014: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Week 17

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NCAA Tournament 2014: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Week 17
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With about 400 hours to go until Selection Sunday, it's time to take a look at the bubble to find out who is on the rise and who is playing their way into the NIT.

By my count, there are 34 teams fighting for 23 spots. There are another 15 teams that aren't on the bubble, but could conceivably play their way onto it in the next two weeks. You'll find those teams listed under "Coveting the Bubble" on the following slides.

And the math behind those 23 spots is assuming (foolishly) that conference leaders or teams that are locks to make the tournament will secure automatic bids. For every rogue conference-tournament winner, the bubble will further shrink.

It's a changing, amorphous situation and we wouldn't have it any other way.

 

Win-loss records on the following slides exclude games played against opponents not in D-I and are current through the start of play on Thursday, Feb. 27. All Rating Percentage Index (RPI) rankings (via ESPN) and KenPom (KP) rankings (via KenPom.com) are current through the start of play on Wednesday, Feb 26.

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