Want a bid? Get a big win

URI, Memphis and ASU are not quite solid in that important department

Originally Published: March 11, 2010
By LaRue Cook | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesHerb Sendek may be wondering if his club can make the field without a big win.

The bubble can be a lonely place -- especially for teams lacking a big win.

Our research proves it: Over the past five seasons, of the 20 squads considered the committee's last four teams into the tournament, only three didn't have at least one win over the RPI top 25.

Which is why the Memphis Tigers, Arizona State Sun Devils and Rhode Island Rams should be feeling a little uncertain about receiving an invitation to the Big Dance.