March Madness Bubble Watch – March 11, 2015

If you’d like further explanation on how this works, you can check out the first edition of the Bubble Watch here. If you’d like to see the previous installment of Bubble Watch, you can find it here. Finally, don’t forget to check out my bracketology to find out where all of these teams are seeded and who’s in and who’s out.

Unfortunately I’m much too busy today to give detailed descriptions of each not locked team like I normally do. Instead, I added in the next game for every not locked team (all times are EST). You’ll also see a new category for teams that earned their conferences’ auto bids.

Includes all games through Tuesday, March 10:

Auto Bids

Belmont (Ohio Valley): 22-10 (11-5), RPI: 109, SOS: 251

Coastal Carolina (Big South): 24-9 (12-6), RPI: 128, SOS: 309

Gonzaga (WCC): 32-2 (17-1), RPI: 8, SOS: 72

Manhattan (MAAC): 19-13 (13-7), RPI: 164, SOS: 269

Northeastern (CAA): 23-11 (12-6), RPI: 86, SOS: 175

Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley): 30-3 (16-2), RPI: 12, SOS: 113

North Dakota State (Summit): 23-9 (12-4), RPI: 97, SOS: 262

North Florida (Atlantic Sun): 23-11 (12-2), RPI: 159, SOS: 323

Robert Morris (Northeast): 19-14 (13-6), RPI: 169, SOS: 221

Valparaiso (Horizon): 28-5 (13-3), RPI: 53, SOS: 221

Wofford (Southern): 28-6 (16-2), RPI: 49, SOS: 197

Locks

Southern Methodist (AAC): 24-6 (15-3), RPI: 16, SOS: 41

Cincinnati (AAC): 22-9 (13-5), RPI: 34, SOS: 63

VCU (A-10): 22-9 (12-6), RPI: 21, SOS: 9

Duke (ACC): 28-3 (15-3), RPI: 5, SOS: 13

Virginia (ACC): 28-2 (16-2), RPI: 6, SOS: 21

Louisville (ACC): 24-7 (12-6), RPI: 17, SOS: 19

North Carolina (ACC): 21-10 (11-7), RPI: 13, SOS: 2

Notre Dame (ACC): 26-5 (14-4), RPI: 25, SOS: 91

Kansas (Big 12): 24-7 (13-5), RPI: 2, SOS: 1

Oklahoma (Big 12): 21-9 (12-6), RPI: 14, SOS: 8

Iowa State (Big 12): 22-8 (12-6), RPI: 11, SOS: 11

Baylor (Big 12): 23-8 (11-7), RPI: 10, SOS: 3

West Virginia (Big 12): 23-8 (11-7), RPI: 21, SOS: 29

Villanova (Big East): 29-2 (16-2), RPI: 3, SOS: 25

Georgetown (Big East): 20-9 (12-6), RPI: 19, SOS: 4

Butler (Big East): 22-9 (12-6), RPI: 24, SOS: 28

Providence (Big East): 21-10 (11-7), RPI: 23, SOS: 7

Xavier (Big East): 19-12 (9-9), RPI: 39, SOS: 17

St. John’s (Big East): 21-10 (10-8), RPI: 35, SOS: 22

Wisconsin (Big Ten): 28-3 (16-2), RPI: 4, SOS: 14

Maryland (Big Ten): 26-5 (14-4), RPI: 9, SOS: 47

Iowa (Big Ten): 21-10 (12-6), RPI: 38, SOS: 31

Michigan State (Big Ten): 21-10 (12-6), RPI: 27, SOS: 18

Wichita State (Missouri Valley): 28-4 (17-1), RPI: 18, SOS: 99

San Diego State (Mountain West): 24-7 (14-4), RPI: 28, SOS: 87

Arizona (Pac-12): 28-3 (16-2), RPI: 7, SOS: 34

Utah (Pac-12): 23-7 (13-5), RPI: 15, SOS: 38

Kentucky (SEC): 31-0 (18-0), RPI: 1, SOS: 24

Arkansas (SEC): 24-7 (13-5), RPI: 22, SOS: 64

Should Be In

North Carolina State (ACC): 19-12 (10-8), RPI: 45, SOS: 5

Next Game: Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

Oklahoma State (Big 12): 18-12 (8-10), RPI: 46, SOS: 15

Next Game: Oklahoma, 9 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Georgia (SEC): 20-10 (11-7), RPI: 41, SOS: 39

Next Game: Winner of Mississippi vs. South Carolina/Missouri, 10 p.m., Friday, March 13

Over The Bubble

Dayton (A-10): 23-7 (13-5), RPI: 33, SOS: 115

Next Game: Winner of St. Bonaventure vs. St. Joseph’s, 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 13

Davidson (A-10): 23-6 (14-4), RPI: 31, SOS: 109

Next Game: Winner of Massachusetts vs. LaSalle, 12 p.m., Friday, March 13

Ohio State (Big Ten): 22-9 (11-7), RPI: 43, SOS: 70

Next Game: Winner of Minnesota vs. Rutgers, 9 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Oregon (Pac-12): 23-8 (13-5), RPI: 29, SOS: 62

Next Game: Winner of Oregon State vs. Colorado, 9 p.m., Thursday, March 12

On The Bubble

Temple (AAC): 22-9 (13-5), RPI: 32, SOS: 69

Next Game: Memphis, 2 p.m., Friday, March 13

Tulsa (AAC): 21-9 (14-4), RPI: 47, SOS: 89

Next Game: Winner of Tulane vs. Houston, 7 p.m., Friday, March 13

Richmond (A-10): 19-12 (12-6), RPI: 56, SOS: 56

Next Game: Winner of VCU vs. Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 13

Miami (FL) (ACC): 20-11 (10-8), RPI: 62, SOS: 68

Next Game: Virginia Tech, 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

Texas (Big 12): 19-12 (8-10), RPI: 42, SOS: 12

Next Game: Texas Tech, 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

 Illinois (Big Ten): 19-12 (9-9), RPI: 61, SOS: 60

Next Game: Michigan, 12 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Purdue (Big Ten): 20-11 (12-6), RPI: 57, SOS: 65

Next Game: Winner of Iowa vs. Nebraska/Penn State, 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 13

Indiana (Big Ten): 19-12 (9-9), RPI: 60, SOS: 33

Next Game: Northwestern, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Old Dominion (C-USA): 24-6 (13-5), RPI: 37, SOS: 143

Next Game: Winner of Middle Tennessee vs. Charlotte, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Colorado State (Mountain West): 26-5 (13-5), RPI: 26, SOS: 119

Next Game: Fresno State, 11:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Boise State (Mountain West): 24-7 (14-4), RPI: 40, SOS: 116

Next Game: Winner of New Mexico vs. Air Force, 3 p.m., Thursday, March 12

UCLA (Pac-12): 19-12 (11-7), RPI: 51, SOS: 35

Next Game: Winner of Arizona State vs. USC, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12

LSU (SEC): 22-9 (11-7), RPI: 48, SOS: 80

Next Game: Winner of Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State/Auburn, 4 p.m., Friday, March 13

Texas A&M (SEC): 20-10 (11-7), RPI: 55, SOS: 79

Next Game: Winner of Mississippi State vs. Auburn, 4 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Mississippi (SEC): 20-11 (11-7), RPI: 50, SOS: 46

Next Game: Winner of South Carolina vs. Missouri, 10 p.m., Thursday, March 12

BYU (WCC): 25-9 (13-5), RPI: 36, SOS: 71

Next Game: None

Bubble Bursting

Connecticut (AAC): 17-13 (10-8), RPI: 79, SOS: 66

Next Game: South Florida, 8 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Pittsburgh (ACC): 19-13 (8-10), RPI: 68, SOS: 36

Next Game: North Carolina State, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

Murray State (Ohio Valley): 27-5 (16-0), RPI: 67, SOS: 237

Next Game: None

Stanford (Pac-12): 18-12 (9-9), RPI: 58, SOS: 48

Next Game: Washington, 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11

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