College Basketball Blind Resume Game: NCAAT Bubble Teams

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Think you have what it takes to hash out a fair 68-team bracket? Convinced the Selection Committee has it easy? Find out for yourself as Busting Brackets invites you into the selection room for a simulated look at the challenges the ten-member panel confronts on a daily basis.

Next up on the docket: collating bubble teams. Parse the résumés of the three bubble teams below — all three are current leaders in a mid-major conference — then determine yourself which contender is most deserving of an at-large berth were it to miss out on an automatic bid. The catch? There are no names attached.

Consistent with war room protocol, Busting Brackets has concealed the identities of the teams to eliminate empirical bias and prejudice. You can put a name to a résumé on the next page, where we unveil the names of the three clubs. Honor system here!

Criteria

Team A

Team B

Team C

Overall Record

26-3

26-4

27-4

Conference Record

16-0

15-0

19-1

Conference RPI Rank

#13

#11

#15

Team RPI

#45

#19

#24

Strength of Schedule

#210

#75

#127

Non-Conference SOS

#229

#49

#10

Home

13-0

16-1

16-0

Away

10-3

9-1

11-3

Neutral

2-0

1-2

0-1

Record vs. RPI Top 25

0-0

0-2

0-2

Record vs. RPI Top 50

1-0

2-3

0-3

Record vs. RPI Top 100

5-2

9-4

1-3

Last 10 Games

10-0

9-1

10-0

Best Win

vs. RPI #39 (Home)

@ RPI #39

vs. RPI #57 (Home)

Worst Loss

@ RPI #246

@ RPI #82

@ RPI #151

Which team is most deserving of an at-large bid, assuming none wins its conference tournament?

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