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Final Bubble Update

Most of the field is likely already set with just some jostling at the bottom. Here are the latest bubble takes from Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm.  Lunardi has State as one of the last four, while Palm has them in. We hope so: we want State to be a regular in the tournament.


Last Four In

  •     Texas
  •     NC State
  •     Mississippi State
  •     Seton Hall

First Four Out

  •     Washington
  •     Drexel
  •     Miami
  •     Marshall


Last four in

  • California
  • Northwestern
  • South Florida
  • Seton Hall

First four out

  • Mississippi
  • Miami
  • Iona
  • Drexel

Here are the current list of automatic bids. All will be revealed Sunday night!

  • Belmont, Atlantic Sun Conference
  • Colorado, Pacific-12 Conference
  • Creighton, Missouri Valley Conference
  • Davidson, Southern Conference
  • Detroit, Horizon League
  • Harvard, Ivy League
  • Lamar, Southland Conference
  • Lehigh, Patriot League
  • Long Beach State, Big West Conference
  • Long Island University, Northeast Conference
  • Louisville, Big East Conference
  • Loyola (Md.), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • Memphis, Conference USA
  • Missouri, Big 12 Conference
  • Montana, Big Sky Conference
  • Murray State, Ohio Valley Conference
  • MVSU, Southwestern Athletic Conference
  • New Mexico, Mountain West Conference
  • Norfolk State, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
  • Ohio, Mid-American Conference
  • Saint Mary's (Cal), West Coast Conference
  • South Dakota State, Summit League
  • UNC Asheville, Big South Conference
  • VCU, Colonial Athletic Association
  • W. Kentucky, Sun Belt Conference

There are some very dangerous teams on this list. Just a few to consider: Belmont, Davidson, Harvard and Davidson. We'll have more after the pairings are announced.

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