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2013 NCAA Tournament: Locks and Teams on the Bubble

Published on March 4, 2013 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

March is upon us, and that means it’s almost time for the greatest sporting event of the year March Madness. Remember there are 68 teams not 64 that make the field. 31 teams receive automatic bids for winning their league. Then there are 37 at large selections. Below I will list my locks to the tournament, teams that are all but in, and the teams that are on the bubble. How many spots are the bubble teams fighting over?

Note I am not listing all the mid major conferences, because most are one bid leagues and those bids are decided by the conference tournament.

Major Conferences

ACC

Locks: Miami, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State

On the Bubble: Virginia, Maryland

Big 12

Locks: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State

All but in: Oklahoma

On the Bubble: Baylor, Iowa State

Big East

Locks: Syracuse, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pitt

All but in: Cincinnati

On the Bubble: Villanova, St. Johns

Big Ten

Locks: Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State

All but in: Illinois, Minnesota

On the Bubble: Iowa

Pac 12

Locks: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA

On the Bubble: Colorado, California, Arizona State

SEC

Locks: Florida

All but in: Missouri

On the Bubble: Kentucky, Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee

Mid-Majors

Atlantic 10

Locks: VCU, Butler, Saint Louis

On the Bubble: La Salle, Temple, Charlotte, UMass

Conference USA

Locks: Memphis

On the Bubble: Southern Miss

Mid-American

On the Bubble: Akron, Ohio

Missouri Valley

All but in: Wichita State, Creighton

On the Bubble: Northern Iowa, Indiana State

Mountain West

Locks: New Mexico, Colorado State, UNLV, San Diego State

On the Bubble: Boise State

West Coast

Locks: Gonzaga

All but in: Saint Mary’s

On the Bubble: BYU

WAC

On the Bubble: Louisiana Tech

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