In or Out: CHN Bubble Predictions

    
March 12th, 2008

Much to Joe Lunardi's chagrin.. everyone thinks they're a bracketologist this time of year. So we asked 7 CHN writers which bubble teams will end up in the field or out.

 

 

JB

RC

JF

RJ

SS

JT

JW

Arizona St

Out

In

In

In

Out

Out

In

Dayton

Out

In

Out

Out

In

Out

Out

Illinois St

Out

Out

In

In

Out

In

In

Ohio St

In

Out

In

In

In

In

In

Oregon

Out

In

Out

Out

In

In

Out

Syracuse

In

In

Out

Out

Out

Out

Out

UAB

Out

Out

In

Out

Out

In

Out

Villanova

Out

Out

Out

In

In

Out

Out

 

Our Consensus:

 

Arizona State - In
Dayton -
Out
Illinois State -
In
Ohio State -
In
Oregon -
Out
Syracuse -
Out
UAB -
Out
Villanova -
Out

 

Our Guarantees:

 

Jason Brubaker's Guarantee: I'll 100% guarantee Syracuse will make the Tournament this year, for two reasons. They've shown they have the talent to beat good teams (Georgetown, marquette), and there's no way the committee wants to listen to another off-season of pleading from Jim Boeheim to expand the field to 128 teams.

 

Rob Carpentier's Guarantee: The Pac-10 will get 7 teams in because Oregon will beat Washington State, ASU will beat USC and Arizona will win two.

 

Jeff Fox's Guarantee: Dayton will not make the NCAA tournament - 7th place in the A-10 doesn't cut it, plus they peaked too early - the tournament committee likes teams that get hot late.

 

Raphielle Johnson's Guarantee: I guarantee that Oregon will be left out of the tournament due to early losses to Nebraska and Oakland. (and that Boeheim will rant about the system when he's
once again sent to the NIT)

 

Shawn Siegels's Guarantee: Its a moral certainty that UAB will not make it.. they haven't won a Top 50 game all year and won't do so in the CUSA tournament.

 

Jon Teitel's Guarantee: I'm 100% certain that the loser of the Big East Tournament 1st round game between Villanova and Syracuse will not make it, as no conference is getting 9 teams into the NCAA Tournament this year.

 

Joel Welser's Guarantee: Jim Boeheim will be mad, but losses to Cincinnati and South Florida have doomed the Orange.