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ArrowheadHawk
02-05-2009, 05:33 PM
<table class="tablehead" style="border: 1px solid rgb(72, 48, 110);" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Big 12 Conference</td></tr> <tr> <td style="border-right: 1px solid rgb(72, 48, 110);" valign="top">Teams that should be in: Missouri (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=142), Texas (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=251)
Work left to do: Oklahoma State (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=197), Texas A&M (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=245), Baylor (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=239)

http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa_conf/med/trans/big_12.gif (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/conference?confId=8)After Oklahoma, which is competing for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Big 12 is really difficult to gauge. At times, Texas seems to be the league's second-best team, but defending national champion Kansas has played better recently. Oklahoma State has good computer numbers but too few victories to support them. Baylor and Texas A&M need to turn things around quickly to save their postseason hopes.Should be in:
Missouri (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=142) [18-4 (6-2), RPI: 22, SOS: 61] The surging Tigers have won 10 of their past 12 games, including a big win at Texas on Wednesday night. Other than victories over USC and California, Missouri didn't do much during nonconference play. But the Tigers are 4-2 against RPI top-50 teams and already have head-to-head victories over fellow Big 12 bubble teams Oklahoma State and Baylor. There's work left to do -- Missouri still plays Kansas twice, Oklahoma at home and Texas A&M on the road.
Texas (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=251) [15-6 (4-3), RPI: 38, SOS: 37] The Longhorns have done almost enough to be considered a "lock" for an at-large bid, but they stubbed their toes in each of their past two games. After losing to Kansas State 85-81 in overtime at home on Saturday, the Longhorns lost to Missouri 69-65 in Austin on Wednesday night. Those losses dropped Texas to fourth place in the Big 12 standings. Texas' overall body of work is still pretty impressive. It has a 4-3 mark against RPI top-50 teams, including victories over UCLA and Villanova.
Work left to do:
Oklahoma State (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=197) [14-7 (3-4), RPI: 30, SOS: 5] Oklahoma State might have saved its season when it rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat Texas Tech 81-80 on Wednesday night. The Cowboys' lofty computer numbers are inflated by a very difficult nonconference schedule. Unfortunately, they didn't beat any of their toughest opponents. Their most impressive nonconference victory came against Siena, another team with a schedule-inflated RPI rating. Oklahoma State beat Texas A&M at home but has otherwise feasted on the Big 12's lesser teams. The Cowboys really need a couple of signature victories during Big 12 play to support their computer numbers.
Texas A&M (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=245) [16-6 (3-5), RPI: 34, SOS: 41] The Aggies are in a bit of a precarious position after dropping four of their past six games, including a deflating 77-71 loss at Oklahoma on Wednesday night. But Texas A&M might get surprising mileage on Selection Sunday from nonconference wins over Arizona and LSU. The Aggies also have beaten Baylor and Oklahoma State during Big 12 play. Their remaining schedule might lead to a strong finish; they don't play Big 12 leaders Oklahoma or Kansas and play Texas and Missouri only once.
Baylor (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=239) [14-7 (3-5), RPI: 51, SOS: 17] The Bears' at-large hopes might be on life support because of their current four-game losing streak. Baylor has lost six of its past nine games, including a 75-65 defeat against Kansas on Monday night. The Bears have a couple of decent nonconference victories (Providence and Arizona State), but they are only 2-7 against RPI top-50 teams. Worse, Baylor has beaten only one Big 12 team of consequence (Oklahoma State) and lost to three other teams (Texas A&M, Missouri and Kansas) in NCAA at-large contention.
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ArrowheadHawk
02-05-2009, 05:34 PM
Got this here http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bubblewatch?id=84

beer bacon
02-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Why isn't K-State a bubble team? Their record is just as good, and they are playing better than Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.

kstater
02-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Why isn't K-State a bubble team? Their record is just as good, and they are playing better than Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.

Only 1 good win. Really needed a win in that Vegas/Oregon deal. Will need to go 10-6 and win a tourney game to even have a chance.

TBH, I'd be thrilled with 8-8 right now.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-05-2009, 05:55 PM
don't agree that KSU only has one good win, we've beaten both "IN" teams including Texas at home.

Dartgod
02-05-2009, 05:55 PM
Teams that should be in: Missouri (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=142)
It's been so long I still can't believe we're almost there.

WilliamTheIrish
02-05-2009, 06:18 PM
Why isn't K-State a bubble team? Their record is just as good, and they are playing better than Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.

1) Conference is weaker than last year.

2) Bad, bad, bad, bad loss to Oregon. 6-15 (ZERO -9 in Conference )

3) BAd, Bad loss to Baylor at home.

4) Cats would have to win 11 conference games to have a sniff.

Lastly, Baylor is out. They've got talent and experience, but have folded.

Craqhead
02-05-2009, 07:01 PM
don't agree that KSU only has one good win, we've beaten both "IN" teams including Texas at home.

I'm a tard... nm.

Saulbadguy
02-05-2009, 07:09 PM
I'd be happy w/ the NIT this year. Ecstatic for an NIT home game.

WilliamTheIrish
02-05-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm a tard... nm.

It's a big club. Not terribly exclusive.

Welcome.

mikeyis4dcats.
02-05-2009, 07:50 PM
I'd be happy w/ the NIT this year. Ecstatic for an NIT home game.

agreed.

eazyb81
02-05-2009, 08:04 PM
It's been so long I still can't believe we're almost there.

Agree, and I almost don't even want to think about it for the fear of a complete collapse.