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INS, OUTS AND MAYBES
Seth Davis
February 28, 2000
With only two weeks left before most of the major conferences begin their tournaments, the field of 64 for the NCAAs is starting to take shape. Here are the 33 teams that—unless they go into a horrible slide and lose very early in their league tournaments—are a lock to make it. With 20 other bids slotted for winners of lesser conferences, that leaves 28 good teams to vie for II at-large spots. Here's how the teams stand:
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February 28, 2000

Ins, Outs And Maybes

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With only two weeks left before most of the major conferences begin their tournaments, the field of 64 for the NCAAs is starting to take shape. Here are the 33 teams that—unless they go into a horrible slide and lose very early in their league tournaments—are a lock to make it. With 20 other bids slotted for winners of lesser conferences, that leaves 28 good teams to vie for II at-large spots. Here's how the teams stand:

In (barring a total disaster)*
Cincinnati, Kentucky, Arizona, Stanford, Texas, Duke, Tennessee, Temple, Maryland, Auburn, Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse, Florida, LSU, St. John's, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Ohio State, Kent, Tulsa, Dayton, North Carolina, Oregon, Purdue, Utah, Seton Hall, Virginia

On the bubble (and looking good)
Louisville, Missouri, Wisconsin, Pepperdine, Notre Dame, UNLV, DePaul, Gonzaga, Indiana State, Saint Louis, Arizona State, Miami

On the bubble (and looking bad)
Villanova, SMU, California, Tulane, North Carolina State, Fresno State, Marquette, Ball State, UAB, Bowling Green, USC, Penn State, West Virginia, St. Bonaventure, Xavier, South Florida

Out (barring a miracle)
UCLA, Iowa, Michigan, Wake Forest, Georgetown, TCU, Massachusetts, Arkansas

*Listed in order of RPI ranking

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