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Less than a week remains before Selection Sunday, and a good 20 teams remain firmly on the bubble, according to ESPN's Eamonn Brennan. How do they stack up against each other? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

Tourney Bubble Teams

Arizona State

Arizona State

Record: 20-10, 10-8 Pac-12
RPI: 45, SOS: 56

Arkansas

Arkansas

Record: 21-10, 10-8 SEC
RPI: 53; SOS: 89

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Record: 22-10, 13-5 WCC
RPI: 31; SOS: 38

California

California

Record: 19-12, 10-8 Pac-12
RPI: 52; SOS: 31

Colorado

Colorado

Record: 21-10, 10-8 Pac-12
RPI: 30, SOS: 12

Dayton

Dayton

Record: 22-9, 10-6 A-10
RPI: 40; SOS: 48

Florida State

Florida State

Record: 18-12, 9-9 ACC
RPI: 58, SOS: 47

Georgetown

Georgetown

Record: 17-13, 8-10 Big East
RPI: 55; SOS: 9

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

Record: 22-6, 15-3 WCC
RPI: 28; SOS: 106

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Record: 25-6, 13-3 C-USA
RPI: 65, SOS: 247

Minnesota

Minnesota

Record: 19-12, 8-10 Big Ten
RPI: 49; SOS: 5

Nebraska

Nebraska

Record: 19-11, 11-7 Big Ten
RPI: 35, SOS: 26

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Record: 23-8, 11-7 ACC
RPI: 41; SOS: 84

Providence

Providence

Record: 20-11, 10-8 Big East
RPI: 54; SOS: 77

Saint Joseph's

Saint Joseph's

Record: 21-9, 11-5 A-10
RPI: 48; SOS: 68

St. John's

St. John's

Record: 20-11, 10-8 Big East
RPI: 57; SOS: 52

Southern Miss

Southern Miss

Record: 26-5, 13-3 C-USA
RPI: 34; SOS: 162

Stanford

Stanford

Record: 19-11, 10-8 Pac-12
RPI: 43; SOS: 15

Tennessee

Tennessee

Record: 20-11, 11-7 SEC
RPI: 46, SOS: 16

Xavier

Xavier

Record: 20-11, 10-8 Big East
RPI: 47; SOS: 40

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He might be playing for the Detroit Pistons, but that doesn't mean Peyton Siva has forgotten about his old team. On Tuesday, Siva told ESPN.com that the Louisville Cardinals "really aren't missing anything" and will be "better" and "more talented" than the group that claimed the 2012-13 NCAA title. How do the Cardinals stack up against the presumed contenders in 2013-14? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

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Now that top-ranked Gonzaga has taken care of business in its conference tournament, where should the Bulldogs be seeded in the NCAA tournament? The Zags (31-2) have wins over five Big 12 opponents, including current Top 25 teams Kansas State and Oklahoma State. But critics note that in conference play, the Bulldogs' schedule was high on chew toys and low on red meat. Does Gonzaga deserve a No. 1 overall seed? Or is a No. 1 regional seed a better choice? And how far will the Zags advance in the field of 68?


Strong record, weak league?

Eighteen of Gonzaga's 31 wins came against teams from the West Coast Conference, which has but one bubble team -- Saint Mary's -- and five teams with overall sub-.500 records. Should the Zags be penalized for their conference slate?

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Seeds of hope

Gonzaga (31-2) is ranked No. 1 and beat five Big 12 teams, but other top-10 teams played tougher conference competition. Where should the Bulldogs be seeded?

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Center of Zags' success

Kelly Olynyk is a big reason Gonzaga is in the running for a No. 1 seed. Should he be honored as college basketball's player of the year?

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What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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2. Which upset surprised you more?

The upsets have already started in college basketball, with Louisville taking out Butler and San Diego State edging out Gonzaga. Neither is, say, an Appalachian State vs. Michigan situation, but it'll still shake things up quite a bit to see some big contenders fall this early. Which upset surprised you more?

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Monday was a good day for bubble teams. Siena and Old Dominion, regular-season champions in the MAAC and CAA, respectively, held off challenges to win conference tournaments and automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. WCC regular-season champion Gonzaga wasn't as kind, losing to Saint Mary's and potentially stealing an at-large bid from a bubble team (although Saint Mary's might have gotten in anyway).

And after spending months compiling a 15-3 record to win the Southern Conference regular-season title, with no at-large hopes in the event of a loss, tiny Wofford had to sweat out the final 20 minutes and a furious Appalachian State rally to earn its place in the NCAA tournament with an automatic bid.

With all the talk about expanding the NCAA tournament field, how about we start by just getting the most deserving teams in the current bracket by rewarding regular-season champions? Or on the flip side, is the drama of Championship Week enough to justify conference tournaments?

datzmrdorsey

Aside from the Zags getting a lower seed from this, I think St. Mary's was in, regardless, so there were no bubble spots usurped in this one. Maybe a good wake up for Gonzaga going in to the dance. Always pull for the Zags when we're not playing them. With some 10 spots and 21 teams still in bubble land, those of us there are pulling for a minimum of upsets with the exception of within our own conference tournament.

-- datzMRDorsey
abe3232

this is why the auto-bid for winning the conference tourney has got to go. If the NCAA wants to give a team a bid for an entire season of work, ie: winning the regular season title fine. But now St. freaking Marys is stealing a bid from a much more deserving team.

-- abe3232
goodtymes

Conference Championships are an embarrassment to College Hoops. Teams steal bid from other worthy teams. These Conference tournaments are not meaningful for teams that have already locked up NCAA births. Gonzaga looked like an NIT team tonight.

-- Goodtymes

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