Want a bid? Get a big win
URI, Memphis and ASU are not quite solid in that important department
The bubble can be a lonely place -- especially for teams lacking a big win.
Our research proves it: Over the past five seasons, of the 20 squads considered the committee's last four teams into the tournament, only three didn't have at least one win over the RPI top 25.
To see how the lessons of the past apply to this year's bubble field, you need to be an ESPN Insider.
Insider's Bracket Bundle
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Joe Lunardi: Behind the Bracket
Insiders get Bracketology details the rest of the public doesn't. See which teams and which games are impacting the bracket, why it's moving and what may happen next.
Lunardi's Tournament Odds/Rundown
Bracketology tells you only how the bracket looks on that day. Lunardi's odds tell you how it's likely to look come Selection Sunday.
See which bubble teams are bound to get bounced and which are likely to crack the field of 65.
Inside the Bracket
Hard-core analysis of squads set to endure the Madness of March.
See how the teams stack up in each region of Bracketology.