This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
Welcome to the Bubble Barometer. As we do every year here at Rotowire, during Championship Week we take a look at those teams on the bubble in terms of punching a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Which teams have helped their cause of late? Which teams have more work to do? Which schools are on the outside looking in? Since the bubble can change on a daily, and even hourly basis, consider this is a fluid, ever-evolving look at those squads battling for a berth in the Big Dance.
One small note; the selection committee is using slightly different criteria this year in terms of valuing and evaluating wins. This year, a top 30 win at home, top 50 win at a neutral site and a top 75 victory on the road all count as "Quadrant I" victories. In the past, the committee put all top 50 wins, no matter where the game was played, in that category. While the goal of this article is not to get hyper-technical, we may throw in a few "Quadrant I" references here or there. Don't get scared; embrace the change.
Here's what the bubble looks like as we head into the meat of Championship Week.
Note: All records are against D1 teams only, and RPI/BPI/SOS data is as of Wednesday, 3/7.
The Bears have been maddeningly inconsistent this season, yet have a virtually identical resume to fellow Big 12 school Texas (more on