NCAA Basketball Tournament: Daily Bubble Debate

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NCAA Basketball Tournament:  Daily Bubble Debate
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An NCAA bid is no slam dunk for the Crimson Tide.

So how do you like your bubble teams? Do you like strong RPI and SOS numbers? Is a winning conference record important to you?  Or is it how a team finishes down the stretch?  Whatever your desire, there is no easy way to decide.

With Selection Sunday a week away, it will be interesting to see how the committee sorts things out.  In the meantime, let’s take a look at some teams on the bubble and let you, the reader, decide who gets in. 

In this segment of the Daily Bubble Debate, we’ll look at three power conference teams, Alabama, Michigan and  Boston College as well as a mid-major team in Missouri St., who fell a little short in their conference tournament.

For our sake, we’ll assume the committee (and you) has to decide between one of these four teams as the last one in.  Remember, it’s possible that all four of these teams could actually get in to the tournament or none of them at all. 

Who would you take?  Feel free to leave your thoughts below.

 

 

 

Who would your selection as an at-large team be?

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 At-Large Profile:  Alabama Crimson Tide

Conference

SEC (West Division)

Conference RPI

6

Overall Record

20-10

Conference Record

12-4

RPI

76

Strength of Schedule

125

Record in Last 10 games

7-3

Record vs. RPI top 25

1-2

Record vs. RPI top 50

3-3

Record vs. RPI top 100

4-6

Road Record

4-7

Home Record

16-0

Neutral Record

0-3

Quality Wins

Kentucky, Tennessee

Bad Losses

Providence, Iowa

Games Remaining

SEC Tournament

 

At-Large Profile:  Michigan Wolverines

Conference

Big Ten

Conference RPI

2

Overall Record

18-12

Conference Record

9-9

RPI

53

Strength of Schedule

19

Record in Last 10 games

7-3

Record vs. RPI top 25

0-7

Record vs. RPI top 50

3-8

Record vs. RPI top 100

9-11

Road Record

5-5

Home Record

13-5

Neutral Record

0-2

Quality Wins

Harvard, Mich. St (2)

Bad Losses

Indiana

Games Remaining

Big Ten Tournament

 

At-Large Profile:  Missouri St.

Conference

Missouri Valley

Conference RPI

12

Overall Record

25-7

Conference Record

17-3

RPI

37

Strength of Schedule

126

Record in Last 10 games

8-2

Record vs. RPI top 25

0-0

Record vs. RPI top 50

0-1

Record vs. RPI top 100

3-5

Road Record

7-6

Home Record

15-1

Neutral Record

3-0

Quality Wins

None

Bad Losses

N. Iowa, Evansville

Games Remaining

season complete

 

At-Large Profile:  Boston College

Conference

ACC

Conference RPI

5

Overall Record

19-11

Conference Record

9-7

RPI

42

Strength of Schedule

18

Record in Last 10 games

5-5

Record vs. RPI top 25

0-4

Record vs. RPI top 50

1-6

Record vs. RPI top 100

7-10

Road Record

4-6

Home Record

11-4

Neutral Record

3-1

Quality Wins

Texas A&M

Bad Losses

Yale

Games Remaining

ACC Tournament

 

Information taken from cbssports.com

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