The ability to excel on the road is a crucial factor that separates good teams from potentially great ones in college basketball. Recent bracketology has seen Arizona replace Tennessee as a projected No. 1 seed, with the Wildcats winning at Utah and sweeping Colorado in a blowout fashion. On the other hand, Tennessee struggled at Texas A&M and lost their No. 1 spot, which was taken by Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston.
In terms of other changes, Clemson and Virginia are trending upwards while Wisconsin and Kentucky are moving in the opposite direction. There is also a possibility of a six-bid Mountain West Conference.
The “Last four in” teams include Mississippi, Utah, Nebraska, and Nevada while the “First four out” are Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova, and Wake Forest. Meanwhile, the “Next four out” teams are Colorado, Seton Hall, St. John’s, and Providence.
Conference breakdown shows that the Big 12 has nine bids followed by the SEC with nine bids each while the Big Ten has six bids. The Mountain West and ACC also have six bids each while the Pac-12 and Big East have less than six bids each.
There are several NCAA tournament bubble games to watch this week including Marquette vs Butler, Iowa State vs Cincinnati, St. John’s vs Providence as well as LSU vs Florida, Mississippi vs Kentucky