March 4, 2013

You are now a Lobos, Bulldogs, Wildcats, Longhorns, Jayhawks, Runnin' Rebels, Bulls, Buckeyes, Cornhuskers, Cowboys, Mountaineers, Gators, Colonials, Billikens, Tarheels, Horned Frogs, Tigers, Thundering Herd, Golden Knights, Fighting Irish, Golden Eagles, Rams, Hoyas, Trojans, and Bruins fan.

GO BILLIKENS!

As you know, we're on the bubble... after two blissful days as a tournament lock after beating Duke.  Losing to BC yesterday has cast us in with the 27 teams listed below, fighting for what will probably be 10-12 tournament spots, depending upon how the various and sundry conference tournaments play out.

These teams listed below are our enemies.  Listed beside them are their opponents down the stretch.  Since we want our fellow bubble teams to lose, we need to see their opponents win.  Makes sense, right?  Thus, we are now Lobos, Bulldogs, Wildcats, Longhorns, Jayhawks, Runnin' Rebels, Bulls, Buckeyes, Cornhuskers, Cowboys, Mountaineers, Gators, Colonials, Billikens, Tarheels, Horned Frogs, Tigers, Thundering Herd, Golden Knights, Fighting Irish, Golden Eagles, Rams, Hoyas, Trojans, and Bruins fans.

Bubble Team -- Remaining Opponents
Air Force -- SDSU, New Mexico
Alabama -- Ole Miss, Georgia
Arizona State -- Arizona
Baylor -- Texas, Kansas
Boise State -- UNLV, SDSU
BYU -- n/a
California -- Stanford
Cincinnati -- USF
Illinois -- Iowa, Ohio State
Iowa -- Illinois, Nebraska
Iowa State -- Oklahoma St., West Virginia
Kentucky -- Georgia, Florida
La Salle -- George Washington, St. Louis
Maryland -- UNC, UVA
Oklahoma -- West Virginia, TCU
Ole Miss -- Alabama, LSU
San Diego State -- Air Force, Boise State
Southern Miss -- Marshall, UCF
Stanford -- Cal
St. John's -- Notre Dame, Marquette
Saint Mary's -- n/a
Temple -- Fordham, VCU
Tennessee -- Auburn, Missouri
UMass -- Butler, Rhode Island
Villanova -- Georgetown
Washington -- USC, UCLA
Xavier -- St. Louis, Butler


Meanwhile, beware the dreaded 'bid thief,' shitbag mid-major schools with good enough tourney résumés to gobble up an at-large bid even if they lose in their podunk conference tournament.

Akron
Belmont
Bucknell
Louisiana Tech
Memphis
Middle Tennessee State

Hate them, but pull for them to win their conference tournaments so we don't see the at-large allotment drop for the bubble teams.

And there you have it, your college basketball viewing guide for the next two weeks.  Pull for the Hoos to win - obviously - pull for the other bubble teams to lose, and pull for the potential bid thieves to win their conference tournaments.


8 comments:

  1. This is great. I'm printing this and following along.

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  2. Cincy lost to Louisville and Baylor went down at Texas. Two for two!

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  3. Thanks Nathan! Cincy and Baylor losing definitely helped. Lets keep the wave going, all the way through Thursday night, where we can grab at résumé-stabilizing win at Florida State.

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  4. Viewing Guide in Google Docs. Please to enjoy. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtMtF6LqvcvCdDg5MmJIbDFRdllIMTBJem5qMG5wZmc&usp=sharing

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  5. OK that sucked. Maybe the link could be added to the post?

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