On the eve of March, college basketball fans are starting their month-long giddiness over what takes place in their sport. Conference tournaments begin next week, followed by Selection Sunday, which precedes the best three weeks in sports, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
We fans are ready, but not all teams are. While two-thirds of the tournament field is typically a certainty leading up to Selection Sunday, dozens of others are grappling for the few remaining spots on the dance floor.
The terms "strength of schedule," "road record" and "RPI" are about to descend on the sports landscape as teams polish up their tournament resumes and put their best foot forward for the selection committee in hopes of a coveted bid to March Madness.
Here are 10 teams that, as of February's end, are on the bubble and have more work to do to secure a bid.