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Tournament Odds: Bubble breakdown

Joe Lunardi sorts through the new bubble … and Butler misses the cut

Originally Published: December 10, 2010
By Joe Lunardi | Special to ESPN.com
Duke/Ohio State/KansasGetty Images, US Presswire, Getty ImagesThe race for the No. 1 seeds has begun.

Welcome back to the expanded edition of Joe Lunardi's Rundown, featuring his latest bracket breakthrough, Tournament Odds.

This file will take you deeper into Bracketology. Bracketology provides a snap shot of how the bracket looks on that specific day, but, through the use of Lunardi's extensive database of prior seasons, Tournament Odds tells you how the bracket likely will look come Selection Sunday.

The college season is starting to ramp up in earnest, with many games of consequence already in the books and surprise teams making an early mark (hello, UConn). But who will hang on and who will fall back? Let's take a look at the bracket from top to bottom to see who is best positioned to snag a No. 1 seed -- or any seed -- on Selection Sunday.

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