College Basketball Bubble Watch

CBSSports.com bracketologist Jerry Palm assesses the résumés of teams that may be sweating it out until Selection Sunday. For more from Jerry Palm, check him out on Twitter: @jppalmCBS | Palm's Bracketology updates

  • Davidson
    (24-8, 14-4, 1st ATL10 ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5866/35 | SOS/Rank: 0.5237/103
    Davidson logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-4 1-0 5-1 4-2 12-0
    Outlook
    Davidson won the A-10 without a tournament quality win away from home. They did beat some of the next level down teams on the road or they couldn't have won the league. VCU stomped them in the A-10 semis. For those of you who like eye tests, and I'm not one of them, they failed. However, I think they'll still squeeze into the field.
    Georgia
    (21-12, 11-7, 5th SEC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5820/38 | SOS/Rank: 0.5632/39
    Georgia logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-5 0-0 9-4 7-2 5-0
    Outlook
    The Bulldogs go to the committee without a top 50 RPI win. It's not terribly unusual for a team with no top 50 win to get a bid. It happens about every other year. The last time was 2012, when Cal and Iona both received bids. However, if Ole Miss doesn't get in, Georgia could be in some trouble.
    Boise State
    (25-9, 14-4, 2nd MWC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5798/40 | SOS/Rank: 0.5153/117
    Boise State logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-1 3-2 1-2 8-3 11-0
    Outlook
    The Broncos' season came to an end after being upset by Wyoming in the Mountain West tournament. They have just four top 100 wins, but three are against the top 50. Part of that is a sweep of San Diego St. They also have three bad losses.
    LSU
    (22-11, 11-7, 3rd SEC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5658/57 | SOS/Rank: 0.5351/86
    LSU logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 2-1 1-1 9-3 5-3 5-2
    Outlook
    LSU will probably make the tournament, but will do so as one of the most schizophrenic teams in the field. Bad losses abound, including the most recent one to Auburn in the SEC tournament. What will likely save them is that they also have some very good wins, including at West Virginia and at Arkansas.
  • Colorado State
    (27-7, 13-5, 3rd MWC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5959/29 | SOS/Rank: 0.5175/112
    Colorado State logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-0 2-3 3-2 10-1 11-0
    Outlook
    The Rams have a gaudy record, but not a lot to show for it. They did beat San Diego State and Boise State at home, but lost at Boise St and New Mexico and were swept by Wyoming. They have yet to beat a top 100 opponent away from home.
    Temple
    (26-11, 13-5, 3rd AAC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5876/34 | SOS/Rank: 0.5517/60
    Temple logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-5 1-3 5-0 2-2 14-0
    Outlook
    The Owls best wins so far this season have come at home. Wins over Kansas and Cincinnati are nice, but they didn't play a great schedule. They are under .500 team against the top 200 teams in the RPI, and only three teams in 21 years got bids with that on their resume, and they all played at least 25 games against the top 200. Temple played 19.
    BYU
    (25-10, 13-5, 2nd WCC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5848/36 | SOS/Rank: 0.5451/74
    BYU logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-3 0-1 3-2 10-3 9-0
    Outlook
    The Cougars went 1-2 vs Gonzaga, winning on the road, but losing at home and in the WCC tournament final. There isn't much else good on the resume. There is home wins over Stanford and St. Mary's. Also, three bad losses, including a sweep by Pepperdine. They played a good non-conference schedule, but didn't win any of the big games.
    Tulsa
    (23-11, 14-4, 2nd AAC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5764/45 | SOS/Rank: 0.5315/89
    Tulsa logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-4 2-2 3-2 4-1 13-0
    Outlook
    Tulsa completed the season sweep of Temple, but those two wins are still the Golden Hurricane's best of the year. They never did figure out how to beat SMU or Cincinnati, and couldn't win at UConn in the conference tournament.
    Mississippi
    (21-13, 11-7, 6th SEC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5654/60 | SOS/Rank: 0.5547/53
    Mississippi logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-2 2-3 6-3 4-4 7-0
    Outlook
    We welcome Ole Miss to the bubble after losing at home to Vanderbilt. The Rebels lost four of their last five, but the two home losses really hurt. The SEC tournament loss to South Carolina could be their undoing, but they do have a few nice wins away from home.
    Indiana
    (20-14, 9-9, 7th BIG10 ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5652/61 | SOS/Rank: 0.5693/26
    Indiana logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 2-7 2-2 4-3 6-1 6-0
    Outlook
    Indiana avoided a bad loss in the conference tournament, and gave Maryland a decent fight in the loss that ended their regular season. I would be more surprised to see Indiana miss entirely than to see them in Dayton.
  • Old Dominion
    (27-8, 13-5, 2nd USA ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5759/46 | SOS/Rank: 0.5034/146
    Old Dominion logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-0 0-0 5-2 5-4 13-1
    Outlook
    The Monarchs beat VCU at home and LSU on a netural floor in non-conference play, but has three bad losses in their league. Then, they lost for a second time this season to Middle Tennessee St in the conference tournament. That's too many bad losses for ODU to overcome.
    UCLA
    (22-14, 11-7, 4th PAC12 ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5719/48 | SOS/Rank: 0.5674/29
    UCLA logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-7 1-1 3-2 8-3 7-0
    Outlook
    The Bruins have a sweep of Stanford, which is nice, but other than the win there, they have been terrible away from home. They really needed a quality win off the Pauley Pavilion floor, but it never came.
    Stanford
    (24-13, 9-9, 5th PAC12 ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5655/59 | SOS/Rank: 0.5599/46
    Stanford logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-5 2-4 3-0 7-4 7-0
    Outlook
    The Cardinal have two borderline top 50 wins against Wofford and at Texas. That's probably not enough to overcome three bad losses. They escaped a fourth with a buzzer beater against Washington, but got run off the floor by Utah in the second half of their final loss.
    Miami (FL)
    (25-13, 10-8, 6th ACC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5615/65 | SOS/Rank: 0.5463/71
    Miami (FL) logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 1-7 1-0 4-1 5-4 10-0
    Outlook
    The Hurricanes went into Pittsburgh without Angel Rodriguez and found a way to win, which puts them back on the bubble. The win at Duke will only carry them so far though.
    Texas A&M
    (21-12, 11-7, 5th SEC ) | RPI/Rank: 0.5599/67 | SOS/Rank: 0.5360/84
    Texas A&M logo Opponent's CBSSports.com RPI Rank No. 1-25 No. 26-50 No. 51-100 No. 101-200 No. 201+
    W-L Record vs. Ranked Teams 0-3 0-2 6-5 6-1 8-0
    Outlook
    The Aggies picked a bad time to not have Daniel House in the lineup. Needed a quality win to try to make a case for themselves, they lost to Auburn instead and never got the chance.
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