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T3 Bracketology NCAA Tournament Bid Watch 2/25

With now less than a month until we have an official NCAA Tournament bracket, questions loom about which teams are safely in the field, and who has some work to do still. We have broken down that information, by conference, below. More info on each conference's rationale can be found at this link: NCAA Tournament Bid Watch 2/25


Lock: could theoretically lose out and still make the field

Should be In: would take a major collapse to miss the field, have a solid resume to this point

Work to Do: fall somewhere in the 8-9 seed range all the way to just outside the field. Are in, or just barely out, but not quite safe yet

Fringe Bubble: have not been eliminated from at-large contention yet, but are just about in “win out” territory



Locks: Duke

Should Be In: None

Work to Do: Miami, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, North Carolina

Fringe Bubble: Virginia, Virginia Tech


Locks: Houston

Should Be In: None

Work to Do: Memphis, SMU

Fringe Bubble: None

Atlantic 10

Locks: None

Should Be In: None

Work to Do: Davidson, VCU, Dayton, St Bonaventure

Fringe Bubble: Saint Louis

Big 12

Locks: Kansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas

Should Be In: Iowa State

Work to Do: TCU, Kansas State

Fringe Bubble: Oklahoma, West Virginia

Big East

Locks: Villanova, Providence, UConn

Should Be In: Marquette, Xavier, Seton Hall

Work to Do: Creighton

Fringe Bubble: St Johns

Big Ten

Locks: Purdue, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio State

Should Be In: Iowa, Michigan State

Work to Do: Indiana, Rutgers, Michigan

Fringe Bubble: None

Mountain West

Locks: Colorado State

Should Be In: Boise State

Work to Do: Wyoming, San Diego State

Fringe Bubble: Fresno State


Locks: Arizona, UCLA, USC

Should Be In: None

Work to Do: Oregon

Fringe Bubble: Stanford


Locks: Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas

Should Be In: LSU

Work to Do: Florida

Fringe Bubble: Mississippi State, South Carolina


Locks: Gonzaga, Saint Mary's

Should Be In: None

Work to Do: San Francisco, BYU

Fringe Bubble: None

Other Mid-Majors

Locks: None

Should Be In: Murray State

Work to Do: Loyola Chicago, North Texas

Fringe Bubble: Belmont, Iona, South Dakota State

Thanks for reading! DM @TBracketology with questions about the bubble watch or any other CBB questions!

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