Only in sports can you get the terms "bracketology" and "bracketologist". Well, like last season, I will devote the final month of prepping for the NCAA tournament by keeping tabs on who's hot and who's not in the bubble arena.
So, for that info....go to "HOOPS ASSASSIN" by The SPORTZ ASSASSIN for all the haps! I will try to update it as much as I possibly can [hopefully every night].
Here is just some flava.
ACC BUBBLE TIME! "Maryland, just like last year, is showing why they shouldn't be in the tournament. A very bad loss in Clemson may have killed them. They've played one of the toughest skeds in the nation but are only 1-7 against the top 50 teams. They have now lost 5 of 6 game and still must go to Chapel Hill and Tallahassee. "
BIG EAST BUBBLE TIME! "I nearly have [West Virginia] in the green with their sweep of G'town and their impressive wins at Villanova and UCLA. They also are a popular tournament team from last year with many of the same cast of characters [ya can't leave Pittsnogle out!!!]. The only reason I don't have them as a lock yet is the fact they have 6 losses already [2 of their last 3] with a remaining sked that has UConn, at Syracuse, Louisville, Pitt and at Cincinnati. If they fall below the top 4, then they get another tought opponent in the first round of the Big East tourny. "
BIG TEN BUBBLE TIME! "Wisconsin has a good chance to get in. But, aside from a win over Michigan State, they've done pretty much nothing. Add that home loss to North Dakota State and one in Purdue....and they can't feel completely safe."
BIG XII BUBBLE TIME! "Colorado has played an easy schedule and hasn't beaten anybody. Iowa State does have a win over Iowa....but a loss at home against Iona. Nebraska's best win was at home against Oklahoma but have just been hammered by Kansas and at Texas. Kansas State and Texas A&M has no big wins...but some impressive losses. They all get a crack at another [or two] in this bunch. Colorado, Iowa State and Nebraska all have shots to get in...but they need to amp it up."
PAC-10 BUBBLE TIME! "Stanford has even less wiggle room. Their record isn't attractive at all....and neither are the losses to UC-Irvine, Montana or UC-Davis. Stanford must, in my mind, run the table to have a chance."
SEC BUBBLE TIME! "Kentucky is in a bit of trouble. They are just a .500 team in conference and have been swept by Vandy, who is trying to get in as well. Kentucky has one attractive win....against West Virginia. But they were dominated by Kansas and Indiana...and lost to Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. To make it all the more scary, they still have to go to LSU, South Carolina and Tennesee and host Florida. Ouch!! If they lose all 4 of those games, they'd be 15-13 heading into the SEC tourny. I think once they get to 11 losses in season [with a 12 in the conference tourny], they are toast."