The Big East's six-team bubble
A sextet of big programs have five weeks to get their dancing shoes locked up
Every week, with the new arrival of Joe Lunardi's Bracketology, he also pens Behind the Bracket, which goes deeper into the issues within his popular seed-projecting feature.
First off, despite how Monday's Bracketology shakes out, let me say that I do not think the Big East will end up with as few as six bids to the NCAA tournament next month. Furthermore, it's almost equally unlikely the Atlantic 10 can sustain the record six teams it has placed into Monday's bracket.
Then again ...
What we have in the Big East is a six-team bubble in the middle of the standings; only two games separate Louisville from Connecticut. All six teams have serious flaws in their respective profiles, yet we have to order them in case there are available at-large spots (in Monday's case, one).
You've got a few options here -- you can just look at the Bracketology page, or you can dive deeper by looking at all these various accoutrements that Lunardi provides related to 2010 March Madness. Inside this file: A look at the upcoming week and games that will have big-time bracket impact. Become an Insider and get it all.
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