A good rule of thumb for anyone filling out bracket is to ask one simple question: How many consecutive games against good teams can this team win right now?
Nearly every team in the field will have proven at some point in the year, even if it was in the conference tournaments, can win four or five games in a row.
Of course, we know teams like Wichita State and Florida can reel off wins better than any other team in the country. Here, we are highlighting some of the teams that are just now starting to show their true potential.
Both the ninth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to extend their respective winning streaks on Sunday night, as the Big Ten Conference regular season comes to a close at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Conference tournaments are starting this week in 13 league. But with most of those tournaments featuring a winner-take-all for an NCAA bid, the bubble watch is taking place in the final week of the regular season for the major conferences.
The Big East, Atlantic 10 and Pac-12 have perhaps the most important bubble games of the week while other teams are simply trying to work on some resume maintenance, as you might call it.
Here are the key midweek games and a look at the field and bubble teams for the rest of the week.