Friday, March 21st, 2014

2014 NCAA Tournament: Locks and Teams on the Bubble (3/16)

Published on March 16, 2014 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Remember there are 68 teams not 64 that make the field. 32 teams receive automatic bids for winning their league. Then there are 36 at large selections. Below I will list my locks to the tournament, teams that are locks and on the right and wrong side of the bubble.

31 Automatic Bids

Big 12 :Iowa State

Big Ten : Michigan State Or Michigan

Pac-12 :  UCLA

Atlantic 10: VCU or St. Joseph’s

ACC : Duke or Virginia

American Athletic : Louisville

Big East : Providence

SEC : Florida Or Kentucky

Mountain West:  New Mexico

America East: Albany

Atlantic Sun: Mercer

Big Sky: Weber State

Big South: Costal Carolina

Big West: Cal Poly

Conference USA : Tulsa

Colonial : Delaware

Horizon: Milwaukee

Ivy: Harvard

MAAC: Manhattan

MAC: Western Michigan

MEAC: North Carolina Central

Missouri Valley : Wichita State

Northeast: Mount St. Mary’s

Ohio Valley: Eastern Kentucky

Patriot: American

SWAC: Texas Southern

Southern: Wofford

Southland: Stephen F Austin

Sun Belt : Georgia State or UL Lafayette

Summit: North Dakota State

WAC: New Mexico State

West Coast: Gonzaga


- Right now I got 30 of the 36  as the at large teams as locks for the NCAA Tournament

ACC (3)

Locks: Duke or Virginia, North Carolina, Pitt

American (3)

Locks: Cincinnati,  UConn, Memphis,

Big 12 (6)

Locks: Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Baylor

Big East (2)

Locks: Creighton, Villanova

Big Ten (4)

Locks: Michigan State or Michigan ,Wisconsin, Ohio State, Iowa

Pac 12 (5)

Locks: Arizona,  Oregon, Colorado Arizona State, Stanford

SEC (2)

Locks: Florida, Kentucky

Atlantic 10 (4)

Locks: VCU or St. Joseph’s, Saint Louis, UMass, George Washington

Mountain West (1)

Locks: San Diego State

On the Bubble

So we need six more teams. Right now I got the following 6 teams in the field:







Here are my teams that are on the wrong side of the bubble:



Florida State


Green Bay



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