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Bubble Teams, part 3

Posted on: March 4, 2009 5:22 pm

The next conference that I will be discussing is the Atlantic 10.  There are probably only three teams that are still alive for at-large berths in this conference. Xavier has, by all indications, clinched an at-large berth and looks to have at worst a 5 seed.  Rhode Island is next in the conference standings. They look to be right on the ledge. If they lose at home to UMass, they are likely done as an at-large candidate. If they win, they still might need to make the conference tournament semifinal at the very least.  Dayton is the other team that is still alive. If they win at Xavier and sweep the season series, then they are likely dancing.  If they don't, they need to avoid a bad home loss to Duquesne in the season finale.  If they win that game, then they will also likely need to make at least the conference tournament semifinal. Temple likely blew its chance for an at-large bid in the last two games, losing to La Salle and Dayton. They will, by all estimation, have to win the Atlantic 10 tournament to get into the field.  Every other team needs to win the Atlantic 10 tournament to get into the field.  There is still much more to come in this area, so stay tuned.

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