Bubble Watch

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  1. vcl3

    vcl3 Member

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    Does anybody know anything about Joe Lunardi's bubble watch? He has it every year. I can't seem to find it. I'm assuming he hasn't compiled it yet. If it's out there, please put the link here.
     
  2. Joel1

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    http://m.espn.com/ncb/bracketology?src=desktop. Does this help
     
  3. carvers4math

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    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he's looking for bracketology, I think he's looking for the conference by conference breakdown of the teams that are locks, should be ins, and have work left to do. It usually doesn't come out until Februaryish, so I would assume anytime now he will release the first bubble watch.
     
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  5. vcl3

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    Thanks but not quite. Bracketology is not bubble watch. Bubble watch is where he has "Locks" say, Kansas, Baylor and West Virginia. And a paragraphs about teams that need work, i.e. Iowa State, K-State, TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State. He does this for every conference. It's pretty insightful stuff and I like it. However, it might not be Lunardi. I'm just assuming it is. If you've seen it, let us know. I know this is a busy time for all sports writers.
     
  6. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Active Member

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    Eamon Brennan writes it and it's not out yet.
     
  7. isu_oak

    isu_oak Well-Known Member
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    Here's a little something, but not exactly what you're looking for.

    From Jan 31st:
    http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/31/ncaa-tournament-bubble-watch-acc-big-east-sec-pac-12

    From Feb 5th:
    http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/tracking-bubble-teams-as-saturday-shakes-up-the-ncaa-tournament-bracket/
     
  8. vcl3

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    Thanks, man. I'll be looking for it.
     
  9. isuclone89

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    Is up now.
     
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  11. cyclonpediaJoe

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    I mean you have a good start. You should finish your write-up for the bubble watch. I'm down for all the tournament hearsay and coverage anyone can provide.
     
  12. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Active Member

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    Wow, good timing on this thread OP. now I have something to read during lunch.
     
  13. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    From the article in case anyone wants a quick view:

    Iowa State [14-8 (6-4), RPI: 42, SOS: 29] No sooner had the Jayhawks escaped Baylor with their 51-game home winning streak intact than the Cyclones arrived in Lawrence to unceremoniously end it. Saturday's 92-89 overtime win at Allen Fieldhouse -- led by Deonte Burton's 29 points, eight rebounds and six steals -- is the stuff coaches' warmest, early-morning lucid dreams are made of. It is also the kind of win that ensures that Iowa State, whose resume was already solid but still in need of work, will be able to spend the next few weeks a little less anxious about the prospect of another NCAA tournament bid. Nothing is guaranteed. But life just got a whole lot easier.
     
  14. MartinCy

    MartinCy Active Member

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    4 more wins and you can add us to that lock group :D
     
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  15. jkclone

    jkclone Well-Known Member

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    I get that it is early, but he seems awfully conservative about giving locks.
     
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  16. jereseib

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    Isnt it usually based on "if they lose like 9 out of their last 10 games, they can still make it" at this point in the season?
     
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  17. jkclone

    jkclone Well-Known Member

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    I think it is can they lose out. I just have a hard time when teams like West Virginia aren't considered a lock. They should be just as much a lock as anyone right now.
     
  18. jereseib

    jereseib Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, or UCLA, both those teams are clearly making the tournament.
     
  19. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    Every year, ESPN's Bubble Watch is much more conservative regarding what is considered a "Lock" or "Should Be In" then the other watches. Basically to be a lock you have to be able to survive a huge losing streak. Other watches tend to project a little more and be more generous.
     
  20. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    Love Bubble Watch.
     
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