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College Sports: NCAA tournament - teams in, on the bubble...

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posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:00 PM
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Teams already in with an automatic bid -

Central Florida, Atlantic Sun conference

Montana, Big Sky conference

Winthrop, Big South conference

Old Dominion, Colonial Athletic Association

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Horizon League

Penn, Ivy League

Niagra, MAAC

Oakland, Mid-Continent conference

Creighton, Missouri Valley conference

Fairleigh Dickinson, Northeast conference

Eastern Kentucky, Ohio Valley conference

Chattanooga, Southern conference

Louisiana-Lafayette, Sunbelt conference

Gonzaga, West Coast conference

Bucknell, Patriot League

Vermont, America East

Duke, ACC

George Washingon, Atlantic 10

Syracuse, Big East

Utah State, Big West

Louisville, Conference USA

Ohio, MAC

Delaware State, MEAC

New Mexico, Mountain West

Washington, Pac-10

Florida, SEC

SE Louisiana, Southland

Alabama A&M, SWAC

UTEP, WAC

[Edited on 3/13/2005 by Gibbs Baby!!!]




posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by Gibbs Baby!!!


That was the most informative post I have ever seen


I just know that there are some bad teams making it to the tourney this year. I think I heard something about a below 500 team? I will have to verify that.



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by crayon
That was the most informative post I have ever seen



funny thing happens when you click on the post button early...



goof fixed. :party-smiley-018:



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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Here is a great link to show whom is on the bubble and whom is alock for the tourney (maybe that sub 500 team was for a conference tourney)

Bubble Watch at ESPN



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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Other conferences with automatic bids yet to be determined, and likely winner -

America East, Vermont :approve:

ACC, Wake Forest Du'oh!

Atlantic 10, George Washington :sport-smiley-019:

Big East, UConn Huh?

Big Ten, Illinois Looking good :approve:

Big 12, Kansas WTF hapened here?

Big West, Pacific


Conference USA, Louisville


MAC, Toledo


MEAC, Hampton oops...

Mountain West, Utah


Pac-10, Arizona


Patriot, Bucknell Yeah Baby Yeah!

SEC, Kentucky Man, I hate Florida...

Southland, SE Louisiana :approve:

SWAC, Alabama A&M :approve:

WAC, UTEP :approve:

Opinions reflected in this post are the sole property of Gibbs Babyy!!! inc., not intended for further humiliation when he is proven wrong...



[Edited on 3/13/2005 by Gibbs Baby!!!]



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by crayon
Here is a great link to show whom is on the bubble and whom is alock for the tourney (maybe that sub 500 team was for a conference tourney)

Bubble Watch at ESPN


Nice link man!



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 08:18 PM
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OK, so there are 31 automatic bids, leaving 34 at large bids. If we assume that my picks to win the remaining automatic bids are correct (of course they are...), which other teams will make the at large bids?

My breakdowns, by conference -

ACC

With Wake getting the automatic bid, we know that the tournament isn't going to happen without North Carolina and Duke, so they are in. Georgia Tech and NC State.

Atlantic 10

I'm predicting George Washington to pull off an upset in this tournament, but St. Joe's and Xavier will still be dancing next week, too.

Big East

Uconn's got the automatic bid, so that means Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh, and Villinova will get the invites for sure. Look for Georgetown, West Virginia, and Notre Dame to also make it, giving the Big East 8 teams in the tournament.


Big 12

With Kansas winning the automatic bid, look for Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas to get in. I expect that Texas A&M will also make the grade.

Big Ten

Illinois will get the automatic, leaving Michigan State, and Wisconsin. Additionally, I think that Minnesota and Iowa will make the dance.

Conference USA

Louisville gets the automatic bid, with Charlotte and Cincinnati sure bets to get invited also. Look for DePaul to get the nod also.

Pac-10

Arizona should win the automatic bid, but they won't have an NCAA tournament without Washington, Stanford, and UCLA.

SEC

Kentucky will represent the SEC with the automatic bid, and look for Alabama, Mississippi State, Florida, and LSU to make the grade.

Mountain West

Utah will win the automatic bid, and New Mexico sneaks in...

WAC

UTEP wins the auto bid, and Nevada gets an invite.



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 08:38 PM
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Hate to say so, but Wake isn't getting the auto bid in the ACC.


Looks like Boston College erased any hopes they had for a #1 seed in the tournament by losing their first round Big East matchup to a red-hot West Virginia squad.



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by ProudAmerican
Hate to say so, but Wake isn't getting the auto bid in the ACC.


Looks like Boston College erased any hopes they had for a #1 seed in the tournament by losing their first round Big East matchup to a red-hot West Virginia squad.


Yeah, BC will make it in, but won't get too far, I beleive.

As for Wake, we'll see how everything turns out after this weekend...


[Edited on 3/12/2005 by Gibbs Baby!!!]



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 01:27 AM
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posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 05:38 AM
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i take it these are some of the teams going to be in it? are others still qualifying?



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by rynaldo82
i take it these are some of the teams going to be in it? are others still qualifying?


I just did an update on the first post from PA's link, all of those teams are in the tournament as of right now.

10 more conference tournaments end today, it's a busy day for ESPN...



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 09:31 AM
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so more are coming into the tournament when we start picking who we think will win.



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by rynaldo82
so more are coming into the tournament when we start picking who we think will win.


There is a selection show on Sunday where they pick the final 34 at large spots, and then they are all seeded in 4 brackets.

Then we can get on the yahoo league and make our picks.

[Edited on 3/12/2005 by Gibbs Baby!!!]



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 01:23 PM
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Look out!

Delaware State is going to the dance!! :party-smiley-018:



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 01:36 PM
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...and so are the Vermont Catamounts!

:sport-smiley-019:



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 09:15 PM
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4 more invitations to the dance have gone out..........

George Washington from the Atlantic 10

Ohio from the Mid-American Conference

Washington from the PAC-10

Syracuse from the Big East



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 10:09 PM
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Texas-ElPaso, better known as UTEP, just beat Boise St to win the WAC and get their ticket to the dance stamped.




posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 10:23 PM
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It's funny watching all of these championship games, how crucial they are to the bubble teams. Alot of them, including the one I'm watching now, has a ranked team playing a mediocre team in the conference final with an automatic bid on the line.

The reason it's so important to bubble teams such as Iowa, St Joe's and maybe, just maybe Maryland is this. The ranked team is going to the tournament whether they win the game and get the auto bid or if they lose and get an at-large bid. The mediocre team has to win to get in. Therefore the bubble teams are rooting for the ranked team because if the ranked team loses, then both teams go and take up another valuable spot. But if the ranked team wins then just that team goes from that game and it opens up a spot for a bubble team.

The bracket selection show is on ESPN Sunday night at 6pm EST.



posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 11:51 PM
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New Mexico is in, they beat Utah in the Mountain West Conference final 60-56.

Pacific leads Utah St 29-28 for the West Coast Conference title and the last automatic bid on Saturday. They're on ESPN, late night. :yawn:

More Madness tomorrow!! :sport-smiley-019:




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