These teams should be off the bubble and into the dance

Wisconsin, Colorado and Seton Hall are on the upswing.

We are a bit more than two weeks away from Selection Sunday, and more clarity is coming to the bubble picture. It’s time we can start punching some tickets for teams that used to be on the bubble.

Wisconsin, who seemed NIT-bound (at best) six weeks ago? You’re dancing after that big-time win at Iowa. (Just don’t lose at Minnesota, K?) Seton Hall? Come on down — the win over Providence may have sealed your deal. (No losing at DePaul, guys.) Texas Tech? Five wins in a row gets you a golden deal. And Colorado, too — this week’s win over Arizona ought to get things done for you.

Sure, these aren’t bubble certainties, but they are as close as you get in an unpredictable year like this.

(Teams with an asterisk are expected to be automatic qualifiers as they currently lead their conferences)

Midwest Region (Chicago)
Seed
Team
Location
1
Kansas*
at Des Moines
16
Winthrop*/Hampton*
8
Providence
9
Colorado
4
Utah
at Denver
13
Monmouth*
5
Baylor
12
San Diego State
6
Cal
at Providence
11
St. Joseph’s*
3
Duke
14
Akron*
7
Texas Tech
at St. Louis
10
Valparaiso*
2
Michigan State
15
Weber State*