People whose paychecks come from the Big 12 and member institutions have often used this information to claim status as the best league in the country.
Can the Big Ten get a fifth team in the field of 68? Marshall earned an automatic berth as the Conference USA Tournament champion and is going to its first NCAA Tournament since 1987. "But it doesn't matter now".
If FSU makes the tournament this season would have to be considered a success considering how much fire power the team lost from last year's roster.
"Why are they on the bubble?" said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins.
"I think projections are very random", Wagner said. A network source told Sports Illustrated that all 68 teams and full brackets are expected to be unveiled in the first half of the show.
In potentially the final game of his college career, Trae Young went out on a low note, with Oklahoma falling to Oklahoma State 71-60 in the first game of the Big 12 tournament.
They'll enter the tournament with a 24-10 record as well as seven wins in their last eight games. If Louisville got in, it's entirely possible that Syracuse wouldn't have gotten in the Big Dance.
Sixth-seeded Houston (26-7) is trending up, winning 10 of its last 12 games, including an upset of Cincinnati. Nothing is official until the NCAA Tournament committee reveals its bracket.
That said, the Cardinals do not have any bad losses, going 15-0 against Quadrants 3 and 4. More troubling than the losses themselves is the way the once-No. He might be a high-volume shooter, but his scoring prowess would play well on teams in the ACC. The quadrant system is the NCAA's new method to evaluating quality wins. Most of the games take place on weekends, but the first week shows games being played every day starting on Tuesday evening, March 13. Likewise, there are often warning signs for teams who lose early towards the end of their regular season and in their conference tournament.
Purdue finished the regular season with a 28-6 record and lost to Michigan State in the regular season as well as Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament title game.
Texas has been plagued by setbacks all season, including the loss of guard Andrew Jones who was diagnosed with leukemia, the recent suspension of Eric Davis due to a possible NCAA recruiting violation, and an injury to all-Big 12 center Mo Bamba. Getting the teams and bracket out ASAP is a good idea, considering everyone's expecting the show's ratings to be garbage.
Championship week is just about over in college hoops and by Sunday afternoon, we will officially know where MI basketball will play during the NCAA Tournament and what the Wolverines seed will be. Kansas State has two wins over Texas, two wins over TCU and a win over Baylor this season.