Va. Tech, UVA battle for a bid
Hokies' low-ranking S.O.S. may prove their undoing
Welcome to the new expanded edition of Joe Lunardi's Rundown, featuring his latest bracket breakthrough: Tournament Odds.
How's it different from Bracketology? With Bracketology, Lunardi tells you how the bracket looks on that specific day.
With Tournament Odds, Lunardi tells you how the bracket is likely to look come Selection Sunday, by comparing current teams to those in Lunardi's extensive database of prior seasons.
The Bubble Battle
The Big East continues to dominate most "bubble" talk (see Behind the Bracket for more). Nearly as noticeable here are the efforts of Virginia Tech and Virginia to climb into the NCAA field as a seventh team from the ACC. Va. Tech's overtime victory at UVa would seem to be a major plus for the Hokies, but it is countered by a No. 346 nonconference schedule rank (only Central Connecticut is worse at No. 347).
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