NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: West Virginia Attempting To Make a Run

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Jan 28, 2014; Waco, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Juwan Staten (3) celebrates after hitting the game winning shot against the Baylor Bears at The Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

With the calendar switching over to February and the Super Bowl being over, it is now college basketball’s turn to have the eyes of the nation. For those who have just joined us, this season in college hoops has been an interesting one. There are no surefire dominant teams. There are many good teams but nobody stands out as the front runner to take home the national championship on April 7.

As of now, the heavy favorites are the Michigan State Spartans, Syracuse Orange and Arizona Wildcats. After that you can make an argument for any team. Whether it be the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats or even the Wichita State Shockers, everybody has a different opinion on who will make a run to the Final Four during the 2014 NCAA tournament in Dallas.

But what about the teams that are just hoping to get into the NCAA Tournament? The ones who merely want the invitation to dance but don’t necessarily have the proper moves to put on a show? Of course we’re talking about the teams on the bubble. With the field expanded to 68 teams and 32 total automatic bids through conference championship, there are a lot of teams vying for one of those final 36 spots. The teams mentioned earlier are likely locks for several of those tournament slots, so we’ll look at the teams trying to make a statement at the end of the season and sneak into the Big Dance.

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  • Bryant Douglass

    North Carolina is in as a ten seed. I wouldn’t say they’re a bubble team anymore. Any more losses and they will be! http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

    • Nathan Giese

      10 seeds that are major conference teams are generally considered on the bubble. That’s basically one game away from being dropped from the field.