Do you believe these teams will or will not make the ncaa tournament? Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tulsa, Washington, Seton Hall
Seton Hall will end up 15-14. They won't win the Big East tourney. They won't make the NCAA tournament.
Tulsa will end up 23-8. That won't be good enough for an at-large bid. However, I think they will win the Conference USA tourney so they will make the NCAA tournament.
Alabama 18-12. They will barely miss the NCAA tourney. They won't win the SEC tournament.
Washington 20-10. I think they will also win the Pac 10 tournament. So I say they get in the NCAA
Oklahoma 18-12. They will barely miss the NCAA tourney. They won't win the Big 12 tournament.
Oklahoma St. 22-8. They are in the NCAA tournament.
How many teams do you see making the tourney from C-USA? I see UAB making it either as an At-Large or winning the conference tournament and either Tulsa or UTEP.
OU has a lot of work to do, and I don't think they'll pull it out. They probably have to get to 8-8 in conference to have a realistic shot, and it will close to impossible if they lose to Nebraska on Saturday.
Ok St has a much better chance, but needs to avoid a late season fall during that stretch of OU, @ISU, Baylor, Texas, Kansas, @TAMU. 3-3 would lock them in, but anything less than 2-4 would be dicey. I'd probably put them in right now.
Seton Hall is not a bubble team in my mind unless we are talking NIT. Too many road games left in Big East play, and their best non-conference win is either Cornell or UMass.
Tulsa is a no. While CUSA is a bit better this year than in previous ones, I don't think they'll get more than two bids. If UAB wins the conference tourney, it could be that even a team like Memphis has to sweat it out if they end up with 8-9 losses.
I don't see a ton of impressive wins for Alabama, and cannot lose a home game from here forward to have a shot. Even then, they probably need to also steal the road games at Georgia and Auburn. Too much for me to think it will happen.
Right now, I think the Pac 10 is a two bid league unless someone other than Cal or Arizona State win the conference tourney. If Washington is to have a chance, they probably have to sweep Wazzu who would probably be the best candidate for a third seed. Nobody in that league is benefiting from UCLA knocking off teams from the top of the league like they are.
I disagree. I think this team is legit and Mike Davis is a great coach, so I am not counting them out. I think Memphis is going to have a tough time getting back to the tournament for a while with the controversy and the new coach (who I think will make a great coach) they are just in a tough spot. UTEP if Caracter stays next year then they have a shot in 2010-11.
I think Seton Hall is out, but by some miracle they make it in I certainly won't want my team to meet up with them in the first round.