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174 Teams Fighting for Final 24 March Madness Spots

Iona pulled out an 87-86 OT thriller to claim the MAAC, and South Dakota State outdid them with thrillers Monday and Tuesday to claim the Summit bid to March Madness, leaving 174 teams vying for the final 24 spots.

So far the tournaments have been good news for bubble teams – the teams that would get a bid anyway have won their tournaments to not create an extra bid from their conference. The value of specific players, and those that are injured for the tournament, are listed at www.valueaddbasketball.com.

Gonzaga beat St. Mary’s for the West Coast title, but either of those teams would have made the tournament anyway. If Santa Clara or Brigham Young had taken the title they would have “stolen” a third bid for the conference. Brigham Young keeps a faint hope of an at large so soon after upsetting Gonzaga, but the fact that they were blown out by St. Mary’s in the semifinal makes it very unlikely.

Here are the 217 teams that are either in the tournament (auto bid for winning conference or unanimous choice by more than 100 bracket experts) or at least theoretically alive on a very large “bubble.” Most of the teams that are listed as “out” of their conference tournament below do not have a realistic chance of an at-large bid, but if you could at least make the case then we list them as alive.

The final brackets come out Sunday evening on CBS.

Teams Ratings as of 3/3 Conf Next tour KenPom At-Large if no auto Win Conf Experts bracket rank Ave Seed status
Davidson A10 3/8 tip 88 0% 3% bubble
Dayton A10 3/8 tip 33 100% 29% 20 7.69 in
Duquesne A10 3/8 tip 216 0% 0% bubble
Fordham A10 3/8 tip 191 0% 0% bubble
George Mason A10 3/8 tip 117 0% 1% bubble
George Washington A10 3/8 tip 125 0% 2% bubble
La Salle A10 3/8 tip 142 0% 1% bubble
Massachusetts A10 3/8 tip 154 0% 0% bubble
Rhode Island A10 3/8 tip 48 70% 23% 37 14.64 bubble
Richmond A10 3/8 tip 89 0% 7% bubble
St. Bonaventure A10 3/8 tip 92 0% 3% bubble
St. Josephs A10 3/8 tip 178 0% 0% bubble
St. Louis A10 3/8 tip 275 0% 0% bubble
VCU A10 3/8 tip 47 97% 31% 29 8.84 in
Clemson ACC 3/8 2ndR 38 0% 1% 17.75 bubble
Duke ACC 3/8 2ndR 16 100% 16% 16 3.68 in
Florida St ACC 3/9 Quar 19 100% 10% 11 3.42 in
Georgia Tech ACC out 77 1% 0% 79 17.45 bubble
Louisville ACC 3/9 Quar 7 100% 19% 15 2.03 in
Miami FL ACC 3/8 2ndR 29 88% 2% 34 7.65 in
North Carolina ACC 3/9 Quar 4 100% 31% 5 1.10 in
Notre Dame ACC 3/9 Quar 25 100% 5% 24 5.14 in
Pittsburgh ACC 3/8 2ndR 73 0% 0% bubble
Syracuse ACC 3/8 2ndR 51 16% 1% 57 12.17 bubble
Virginia ACC 3/8 2ndR 6 100% 13% 19 4.88 in
Virginia Tech ACC 3/8 2ndR 40 86% 1% 36 8.25 in
Wake Forest ACC 3/8 2ndR 31 35% 1% 55 16.51 bubble
Albany AE 3/11 final 130 0% 12% bubble
Vermont AE 3/11 final 68 48% 73% 50 12.96 bubble
Cincinnati Amer 3/9 tip 21 100% 38% 18 5.22 in
Connecticut Amer 3/9 tip 90 0% 3% bubble
East Carolina Amer 3/9 tip 196 0% 0% bubble
Houston Amer 3/9 tip 44 55% 11% 45 17.23 bubble
Memphis Amer 3/9 tip 84 0% 2% bubble
SMU Amer 3/9 tip 15 100% 47% 5.69 in
South Florida Amer 3/9 tip 290 0% 0% bubble
Temple Amer 3/9 tip 115 0% 1% bubble
Tulane Amer 3/9 tip 247 0% 0% bubble
Tulsa Amer 3/9 tip 129 0% 1% bubble
UCF Amer 3/9 tip 75 3% 4% 69 bubble
Florida Gulf Coast ASun auto 114 0% 71% 14.87 in
Illinois B10 3/8 tip 65 12% 1% 59 16.85 bubble
Indiana B10 3/8 tip 49 2% 4% 72 bubble
Iowa B10 3/8 tip 70 2% 1% 73 bubble
Maryland B10 3/8 tip 37 98% 6% 28 7.03 in
Michigan B10 3/8 tip 27 63% 7% 43 8.82 in
Michigan St B10 3/8 tip 50 89% 5% 33 9.11 bubble
Minnesota B10 3/8 tip 32 100% 7% 21 5.45 in
Nebraska B10 3/8 tip 94 1% 0% 77 bubble
Northwestern B10 3/8 tip 36 70% 4% 38 9.65 in
Ohio St B10 3/8 tip 66 3% 1% 70 17.80 bubble
Penn St B10 3/8 tip 82 0% 0% bubble
Purdue B10 3/8 tip 13 100% 37% 17 4.26 in
Rutgers B10 3/8 tip 138 0% 0% bubble
Wisconsin B10 3/8 tip 24 99% 25% 27 6.18 bubble
Baylor B12 3/8 tip 11 100% 13% 10 2.31 in
Iowa St B12 3/8 tip 23 100% 10% 23 6.67 in
Kansas B12 3/8 tip 9 100% 30% 1 1.01 in
Kansas St B12 3/8 tip 35 6% 2% 61 16.88 bubble
Oklahoma B12 3/8 tip 63 0% 0% bubble
Oklahoma St B12 3/8 tip 18 87% 6% 35 7.05 in
TCU B12 3/8 tip 43 0% 1% 17.11 bubble
Texas B12 3/8 tip 76 0% 0% bubble
Texas Tech B12 3/8 tip 34 0% 2% bubble
West Virginia B12 3/8 tip 3 100% 35% 13 4.18 in
Butler BE 3/8 tip 20 100% 18% 4 3.12 in
Creighton BE 3/8 tip 26 99% 12% 26 6.08 in
DePaul BE 3/8 tip 175 0% 0% bubble
Georgetown BE 3/8 tip 61 0% 2% bubble
Marquette BE 3/8 tip 30 50% 8% 46 11.43 bubble
Providence BE 3/8 tip 55 49% 2% 49 11.21 bubble
Seton Hall BE 3/8 tip 57 45% 3% 53 10.85 bubble
St. Johns BE 3/8 tip 86 0% 0% bubble
Villanova BE 3/8 tip 2 100% 49% 3 1.00 in
Xavier BE 3/8 tip 46 64% 6% 42 9.01 bubble
Eastern Washington BSky 3/9 Quar 172 0% 16% 17.51 bubble
Idaho BSky 3/9 Quar 226 0% 9% bubble
Montana BSky 3/9 Quar 197 0% 12% bubble
North Dakota BSky 3/9 Quar 185 0% 25% 16.40 bubble
Portland St BSky 3/9 Quar 234 0% 4% bubble
Weber St BSky 3/10 Semi 186 0% 27% 17.72 bubble
Winthrop BSth auto 116 0% 48% 16.11 in
Cal Poly BW 3/9 tip 297 0% 4% bubble
Cal St. Fullerton BW 3/9 tip 279 0% 7% bubble
Long Beach St BW 3/9 tip 240 0% 14% 17.84 bubble
UC Davis BW 3/9 tip 219 0% 16% 17.33 bubble
UC Irvine BW 3/9 tip 151 0% 48% 16.54 bubble
UC Riverside BW 3/9 tip 318 0% 3% bubble
UC Santa Barbara BW 3/9 tip 339 0% 1% bubble
College of Charleston CAA 3/6 final 85 3% 22% 71 bubble
North Carolina Wilmington CAA auto 59 63% 40% 44 11.94 in
Charlotte CUSA 3/8 tip 236 0% 0% bubble
Florida Atlantic CUSA 3/8 tip 260 0% 0% bubble
Florida Intl CUSA 3/8 tip 298 0% 0% bubble
Louisiana Tech CUSA 3/8 tip 87 0% 18% bubble
Marshall CUSA 3/8 tip 161 0% 5% bubble
Middle Tennessee CUSA 3/8 tip 53 49% 43% 48 10.85 bubble
North Texas CUSA 3/8 tip 324 0% 0% bubble
Old Dominion CUSA 3/8 tip 113 0% 11% bubble
Rice CUSA 3/8 tip 133 0% 5% bubble
Southern Miss CUSA 3/8 tip 325 bubble
UAB CUSA 3/8 tip 178 0% 14% bubble
UTEP CUSA 3/8 tip 207 0% 2% bubble
UTSA CUSA 3/8 tip 268 0% 0% bubble
Western Kentucky CUSA 3/8 tip 237 0% 1% bubble
Northern Kentucky Horz auto 150 0% 7% in
Brown Ivy 3/11 tip 264 0% 0% bubble
Columbia Ivy 3/11 tip 239 0% 1% bubble
Cornell Ivy 3/11 tip 275 0% 0% bubble
Dartmouth Ivy 3/11 tip 303 0% 0% bubble
Harvard Ivy 3/11 tip 110 0% 22% bubble
Penn Ivy 3/11 tip 167 0% 15% bubble
Princeton Ivy 3/11 tip 67 65% 49% 41 13.33 bubble
Yale Ivy 3/11 tip 144 0% 13% bubble
Iona MAAC auto 126 0% 16% in
Monmouth MAAC out 78 49% 39% 47 12.84 bubble
Akron MAC 3/9 Quar 108 4% 21% 65 13.83 bubble
Ball St MAC 3/9 Quar 176 0% 7% bubble
Buffalo MAC 3/9 Quar 123 0% 13% bubble
Eastern Michigan MAC 3/9 Quar 135 0% 9% bubble
Kent St MAC 3/9 Quar 157 0% 8% bubble
Toledo MAC 3/9 Quar 131 0% 7% bubble
Western Michigan MAC 3/9 Quar 152 0% 8% bubble
Bethune Cookman MEAC 3/8 quar 338 0% 1% bubble
Hampton MEAC 3/9 Quar 307 0% 8% bubble
Howard MEAC 3/9 Quar 337 0% 2% bubble
Maryland Eastern Shore MEAC 3/9 Quar 317 0% 5% bubble
Morgan St MEAC 3/9 Quar 323 0% 7% bubble
Norfolk St MEAC 3/8 quar 299 0% 16% bubble
North Carolina Central MEAC 3/8 quar 174 0% 57% 16.00 bubble
South Carolina St MEAC 3/8 quar 336 bubble
Illinois St MVC out 45 94% 13% 31 12.56 bubble
Wichita St MVC auto 10 95% 78% 30 9.42 in
Air Force MWC 3/8 tip 220 0% 0% bubble
Boise St MWC 3/8 tip 98 0% 12% bubble
Colorado St MWC 3/8 tip 91 3% 11% 67 17.74 bubble
Fresno St MWC 3/8 tip 103 0% 9% bubble
Nevada MWC 3/8 tip 60 67% 36% 40 12.27 bubble
New Mexico MWC 3/8 tip 124 0% 7% bubble
San Diego St MWC 3/8 tip 83 0% 17% 17.81 bubble
San Jose St MWC 3/8 tip 203 0% 0% bubble
UNLV MWC 3/8 tip 252 0% 2% bubble
Utah St MWC 3/8 tip 147 0% 3% bubble
Wyoming MWC 3/8 tip 141 0% 3% bubble
Mount St. Marys NEC auto 215 0% 50% 16.04 in
Belmont OVC out 93 16% 62% 58 13.75 bubble
Jacksonville St OVC auto 169 0% 6% in
Arizona P12 3/8 tip 22 100% 18% 14 2.99 in
Arizona St P12 3/8 tip 128 0% 0% bubble
California P12 3/8 tip 54 46% 6% 52 12.54 bubble
Colorado P12 3/8 tip 74 0% 1% bubble
Oregon P12 3/8 tip 17 100% 34% 7 1.94 in
Oregon St P12 3/8 tip 271 0% 0% bubble
Stanford P12 3/8 tip 100 1% 0% 78 bubble
UCLA P12 3/8 tip 12 100% 36% 8 2.69 in
USC P12 3/8 tip 64 70% 1% 39 10.53 bubble
Utah P12 3/8 tip 39 4% 3% 63 bubble
Washington P12 3/8 tip 171 0% 0% bubble
Washington St P12 3/8 tip 198 0% 0% bubble
Bucknell Pat 3/8 final 80 0% 62% 14.43 bubble
Lehigh Pat 3/8 final 119 0% 21% bubble
Appalachian St SB 3/8 tip 262 0% 0% bubble
Arkansas St SB 3/8 tip 118 0% 14% bubble
Coastal Carolina SB 3/8 tip 195 0% 2% bubble
Georgia Southern SB 3/8 tip 156 0% 11% bubble
Georgia St SB 3/8 tip 120 0% 15% bubble
Little Rock SB 3/8 tip 244 0% 1% bubble
Louisiana Lafayette SB 3/8 tip 139 0% 7% bubble
Louisiana Monroe SB 3/8 tip 255 0% 1% bubble
South Alabama SB 3/8 tip 238 0% 1% bubble
Texas St SB 3/8 tip 194 0% 3% bubble
Troy SB 3/8 tip 162 0% 4% bubble
UT Arlington SB 3/8 tip 71 46% 41% 51 12.34 bubble
East Tennessee St SC auto 69 6% 31% 62 14.47 in
Alabama SEC 3/8 tip 62 4% 1% 64 bubble
Arkansas SEC 3/8 tip 41 92% 4% 32 8.99 in
Auburn SEC 3/8 tip 79 0% 0% bubble
Florida SEC 3/8 tip 5 100% 38% 9 3.27 in
Georgia SEC 3/8 tip 52 18% 1% 56 17.64 bubble
Kentucky SEC 3/8 tip 8 100% 45% 6 2.35 in
LSU SEC 3/8 tip 153 0% 0% bubble
Mississippi SEC 3/8 tip 81 1% 0% 75 bubble
Mississippi St SEC 3/8 tip 96 0% 0% bubble
Missouri SEC 3/8 tip 168 0% 0% bubble
South Carolina SEC 3/8 tip 28 99% 6% 25 7.54 in
Tennessee SEC 3/8 tip 59 1% 0% 76 bubble
Texas A&M SEC 3/8 tip 56 0% 1% bubble
Vanderbilt SEC 3/8 tip 42 42% 2% 54 14.40 bubble
Central Arkansas Slnd 3/8 tip 306 0% 0% bubble
Houston Baptist Slnd 3/8 tip 210 0% 10% bubble
Lamar Slnd 3/8 tip 225 0% 6% bubble
McNeese St Slnd 3/8 tip 314 0% 0% bubble
New Orleans Slnd 3/8 tip 184 0% 27% 16.09 bubble
Nicholls St Slnd 3/8 tip 311 0% 0% bubble
Northwestern St Slnd 3/8 tip 296 0% 0% bubble
Sam Houston St Slnd 3/8 tip 227 0% 11% 17.84 bubble
Southeastern Louisiana Slnd 3/8 tip 224 0% 5% bubble
Stephen F Austin Slnd 3/8 tip 232 0% 27% bubble
Texas A&M Corpus Chris Slnd 3/8 tip 214 0% 14% 17.74 bubble
South Dakota St Sum auto 192 0% 12% in
Alabama A&M SWAC out 351 0% 0% bubble
Alabama St SWAC out 343 0% 2% bubble
Arkansas Pine Bluff SWAC out 347 0% 1% bubble
Grambling St SWAC 3/10 Semi 331 0% 5% bubble
Jackson St SWAC out 327 0% 8% bubble
Southern SWAC 3/10 Semi 321 0% 16% bubble
Texas Southern SWAC 3/10 Semi 202 0% 60% 15.96 bubble
Cal St. Bakersfield WAC 3/9 tip 105 3% 42% 66 15.42 bubble
Chicago St WAC 3/9 tip 340 0% 0% bubble
New Mexico St WAC 3/9 tip 101 0% 45% 17.16 bubble
Seattle WAC 3/9 tip 273 0% 1% bubble
UMKC WAC 3/9 tip 221 0% 5% bubble
UT Rio Grande Valley WAC 3/9 tip 308 bubble
Utah Valley WAC 3/9 tip 193 0% 6% bubble
BYU WCC out 72 6% 3% 60 bubble
Gonzaga WCC auto 1 100% 75% 2 1.25 in
St. Marys WCC out 14 100% 21% 22 6.23 in

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