Thursday, March 3, 2011
Jabe's Bracket - March 3, 2011
I am at an absolute loss for words...it is almost unexplainable how few bubble teams are winning games, let alone quality games. That is why Virginia Tech and Colorado remain in the field. They beat Duke and Texas last week and that beefed up their resumes enough to withstand some of the other activity around them. I am honestly hoping for a bid-stealer or two to clear this up, but the possibilities are not great. Here are the potential bid-stealers outside of a shocking major conference run.
Colonial - George Mason and Old Dominion are locks now, so Hofstra, VCU and Drexel will take aim at stealing a bid.
Mountain West - The top 3 are locked, so a run by Colorado State or New Mexico would assure a 4th bid.
WAC - Utah State would seem to be safe if they made the WAC final, so maybe a hot Boise State team steals a bid and the WAC gets two.
Horizon - Butler is not a lock, but a Horizon Final loss to say a UW-Milwaukee would make an interesting debate.
Conference USA - If UAB closes out the regular season title, that combined with a high RPI may offset a lack of quality wins this year if the Blazers don't win the C-USA tourney.
Atlantic 10 - Richmond is not a lock yet, but if a surprise teams scoops up the A-10 bid and Richmond wins their next two games, it might turn this into a 4-bid league.