Breitbart Sports New Middle 20 Ratings; Boise St. Loses in Fight for Final 9 Bids

Boise State fell short late Wednesday night against San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference, falling to 7th Place in the Middle 20. The following is an update on the Breitbart Sports Middle 20, as these 20 teams fight for nine or fewer bids. Boise States loss Wednesday is not a bad one, but it was a missed opportunity. Bucknell and Valparaiso already passed Boise State by winning their conferences, and Temple and Villanova had huge wins to likely nail down two more spots, and the following is the updated Middle 20 with their upcoming games.

Right now the 3rd through 9th team on this list deserve bids, and 10th place Louisiana Tech would lose the last spot to spoiler Western Kentucky. We believe Boise State deserves one of the last three bids along with Baylor and Iowa State, but their problem is they are done playing, so SEC and Big 12 teams chasing them could pass them with tournament wins. For an account of Boise State's loss to San Diego State from ESPN, click here.

 

 
Rnk Last W Team Conf Games since Sunday; Upcoming Games
1 7 Bucknell Pat IN TOURNAMENT WITH TITLE
2 16 Valparaiso Horz IN TOURNAMENT WITH TITLE
3 2 Temple A10 UP - huge 84-76 win over VCU Sunday; next Mass/GW winner Friday
4 3 Villanova BE UP - Likely secured bid with 66-53 win over St. John's; Lville Thur
5 1 St. Mary's WCC Lost 65-51 to Gonzaga, no more games
6 5 Tennessee SEC No games; Miss St Thur
7 4 Boise St. MWC 73-67 tight loss to SDSt not a killer; no more games
8 6 Baylor B12 No Games; OKSt Thur
9 8 Iowa St. B12 No Games: OK Thur
10 9 Louisiana Tech WAC No games: UTSA Thur
11 10 Mississippi SEC No games: TexA&M/Mizz winner Fri
12 11 Kentucky SEC No games; Ark/Vandy winner Fri
13 13 Southern Mississippi CUSA No games; UAB Thur
14 14 Virginia ACC STEADY- Survives in OT 61-58 vs. Maryland at home Sunday; NCSt/VT winner Friday
15 12 Providence BE DOWN - 61-44 drubbing by Cincy makes them very longshot; no more games
16 15 Iowa B10 No Games; NW Thur
17 17 Alabama SEC No games; Miss St/Tenn winner Fri
18 19 Arizona St. P12 kept faint hope alive 89-88 in OT against Stanford; UCLA Thur
19 20 Detroit Horz No games this week or scheduled
20 18 Maryland ACC DOWN - needed upset at Uva Sunday to stay alive, lost 61-58 OT; Wake Thur

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