||NCAA bid implications (M = Middle 20 Rank), others deserve to be IN or OUT of tournament
||Maryland still M17 after win at Duke, so must win all remaining home games – Clemson is OUT.
||Iowa playing for high seed, Nebraska OUT.
||We believe M10 Southern Miss deserves consideration, but realistically they need this road upset.
||M20 Alabama on life support, must have road win at LSU, which is OUT.
||OSU playing for high seed, WVU out.
||VCU playing for high seed, Xavier OUT.
||Both playing for good seeds.
||Wichita State IN, but facing Detroit All-American Ray McCallum.
||North Carolina St.
||Both teams IN but shaky, so loss will hurt either.
||Winner could get a 1- or 2-seed by end of season.
||M4 Baylor should be in, but road win would help.
||Cal fastest riser at M6, and road win could put them solidly IN – OSU is OUT.
||M2 St. Mary’s still borderline, while Creighton playing for higher seed.
||M14 needs a few more big wins to get in, while Marquette playing for 1st in Big East and high seed.
||Nevada Las Vegas
||UNLV playing for high seed, Wyoming OUT despite hot start.
||South Dakota St.
||Nate Wolters at Isaiah Canaan best match-up of two teams that are longshots.
||Stanford has dropped to M16, so needs road upset.
||K-State playing for high seed, Texas OUT.
||Missouri in, but loss by M7 Kentucky would bounce them out.
||Belmont in, but last year’s sweet 16 Ohio a threat.
||ASU has risen to M15, but home loss would make bid unlikely.