Friday, March 09, 2007

Bracket Update 3/09

Thanks to Zach McCrite and The Big EZ Show on 1570 (Louisville) and 1600 AM (Frankfort/Lexington) at 9.45 CT (10.45 ET) for having me on today. It was fun.

After an eventful day yesterday, a couple of teams changed their status in the Lockbox. Texas Tech moved from "Bubble IN" to "Projected IN" with another win. Their season profile coupled with this strong finish has them in pretty good position.

Georgia Tech fell back onto the Bubble with a loss to Wake. The Jackets have an awful lot of quality wins, but they are 8-9 in ACC games and 1-8 on the road with an RPI of 49. That is not a profile to rest easy upon.

Amazingly, Air Force has played their way onto the Bubble. In fact, I left them OUT of today's bracket in favor of Florida State. They never reached LOCK status, and a four game losing streak including a first round conference tourney loss to Wyoming qualifies as an apocalyptic meltdown. They have to be considered a Bubble team.

Stanford and Florida State's (who is going down hard to UNC as I type) bids are in the guillotine ready to be lopped off by some still-living Bubble Boy (Arkansas, Kansas State, Purdue) that can make a run.

That moves the Bubble to seven slots, and several teams have a chance to take the bull by the horns today.

The OSS is updated through last night's games.

ATTENTION: The biggest game of the day is the Patriot League final: Bucknell at Holy Cross. Loser goes NITting and the winner will send some 4-seed into a cold sweat on Selection Sunday when they see either of these teams pop up next to their name.