College Basketball's Bubble Watch: Feb. 7th

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College Basketball's Bubble Watch: Feb. 7th
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As we move into the second week of February, postseason implications begin to ride on almost every game.


As of Feb. 7, 2010, here is a list of teams that might find themselves on the bubble come Selection Sunday:



Maryland (16-6, 6-2) (ACC)


The Terrapins sit in second place in the ACC, and are on their way to the Big Dance.


RPI: 46

S.O.S.: 35



Virginia (14-7, 5-3) (ACC)


Road games at Maryland and Virginia Tech are big ones for Virginia.


RPI: 92

S.O.S.: 102



Florida State (17-6, 5-4) (ACC)


The Seminoles are at Clemson on Wednesday.


RPI: 43

S.O.S.: 57



Virginia Tech (18-4, 5-3) (ACC)


The Hokies have won back-to-back games and are moving up.


RPI: 60

S.O.S.: 181



North Carolina (13-10, 2-6) (ACC)


Their strength of schedule is strong, but UNC needs to find a way to get some wins, or the defending national champions will be NIT bound.


RPI: 79

S.O.S.: 21



Clemson (16-7, 4-5) (ACC)


The Tigers have lost four of their last five games. They need to snap out of this recent funk.


RPI: 40

S.O.S.: 32



Charlotte (18-5, 8-1) (Atlantic 10)


Charlotte has won seven in a row.


RPI: 45

S.O.S.: 122



Xavier (16-7, 8-2) (Atlantic 10)


Jordan Crawford had 24 points, but Xavier got smacked by 25 at the hands of Dayton.


RPI: 28

S.O.S.: 15



Rhode Island (19-3, 7-2) (Atlantic 10)


URI is among a very top heavy Atlantic-10 Conference.


RPI: 14

S.O.S.: 65



Richmond (18-6, 7-2) (Atlantic 10)


The Spiders got a key win over Temple, and now they prepare for a road test at Rhode Island.


RPI: 31

S.O.S.: 69



Dayton (16-6, 5-3) (Atlantic 10)


Their blowout win over Xavier has Dayton back in the discussion.


RPI: 33

S.O.S.: 38



Louisville (15-8, 6-4) (Big East)


If Louisville can remain in the top six in the Big East, they should be just fine.


RPI: 42

S.O.S.: 5



Notre Dame (17-7, 6-5) (Big East)


They have Seton Hall and St. John’s this week before a difficult stretch towards the end of the month.


RPI: 66

S.O.S.: 70



Cincinnati (14-9, 5-6) (Big East)


The Bearcats don’t play again until Saturday. This is a key week for Cincinnati to gear up for a push at the Big Dance.


RPI: 63

S.O.S.: 36



Marquette (15-8, 6-5) (Big East)


Marquette has won four games in a row now to move above .500 in the Big East.


RPI: 58

S.O.S.: 46



South Florida (15-8, 5-6) (Big East)


South Florida has pushed to strengthen their chances at an NCAA Tournament bid. Can they finish the job down the stretch?


RPI: 49

S.O.S.: 30



Connecticut (14-9, 4-6) (Big East)


If the season ended today, the Huskies would be an 11 seed in the 12-team Big East tournament.


RPI: 56

S.O.S.: 6



Minnesota (14-8, 5-5) (Big Ten)


They needed a buzzer beater to beat Penn State, which is not a good sign for Minnesota.


RPI: 59

S.O.S.: 45



Northwestern (16-7, 5-6) (Big Ten)


Northwestern has a pretty favorable schedule down the stretch, and they should finish with 20-plus wins.


RPI: 65

S.O.S.: 62



Missouri (17-6, 5-3) (Big 12)


The Tigers are 3-3 in their last six games. Can they get any type of winning streak going?


RPI: 47

S.O.S.: 74



Oklahoma (13-9, 4-4) (Big 12)


The win over Texas is huge for the Sooners, but they still have work to do.


RPI: 75

S.O.S.: 43



Oklahoma State (16-7, 4-5) (Big 12)


They are 3-7 against teams in the 1-100 range in the RPI rankings.


RPI: 41

S.O.S.: 37



George Mason (15-9, 10-3) (CAA)


Their 5-6 record outside of conference play might ultimately cost them.


RPI: 133

S.O.S.: 196



Old Dominion (18-7, 10-3) (CAA)


Northeastern and VCU both got the best of Old Dominion in the last week-and-a-half.


RPI: 38

S.O.S.: 79



Northeastern (16-8, 11-2) (CAA)


The Huskies are in first place in a conference that might get more than one bid.


RPI: 54

S.O.S.: 64



Tulsa (18-5, 7-2) (C-USA)


They recently loss to UTEP on the road, but it was just their second loss in conference play.


RPI: 61

S.O.S.: 148



Memphis (16-7, 6-2) (C-USA)


Does Memphis have to win the conference to get in?


RPI: 74

S.O.S.: 91



UTEP (17-5, 8-1) (C-USA)


The Miners surpassed UAB for first place in Conference-USA.


RPI: 57

S.O.S.: 110



Wichita State (20-5, 9-4) (Missouri Valley)


The Shockers already have 20 wins, but they continue to look up at Northern Iowa.


RPI: 37

S.O.S.: 114



UNLV (19-4, 7-2) (Mountain West)


UNLV might just be joining New Mexico and BYU in the Big Dance.


RPI: 30

S.O.S.: 81



Washington (16-7, 6-5) (Pac-10)


There is a five-way tie for second place in the Pac-10, and the Huskies are one of them.


RPI: 55

S.O.S.: 40



Florida (17-6, 6-3) (SEC)

An interesting game with Xaiver approaches this Saturday for the Gators.


RPI: 48

S.O.S.: 65



Mississippi State (16-7, 4-4) (SEC)


They have Ole Miss this week.


RPI: 70

S.O.S.: 120



St. Mary’s (21-3, 8-1) (WCC)


It is almost safe to say that St. Mary’s will dance in March.


RPI: 44

S.O.S.: 128



Utah State (18-6, 8-2) (WAC)


Utah State now sits in first place in the WAC.


RPI: 51

S.O.S.: 108



Louisiana Tech (19-4, 7-2) (WAC)


They’ll get 20-plus wins no problem, but their strength of schedule really hurts their resume.


RPI: 72

S.O.S.: 237



Other Teams to Consider: Texas Tech (15-7), William & Mary (16-7), Marshall (16-7), Iona (18-7), Kent State (17-7) Akron (17-7), Illinois State (16-8), San Diego State (16-7), USC (14-9), Arizona State (16-8), South Carolina (13-9), and Portland (14-8).



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