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Bracket Big Board: Creighton cuts down nets, Bubbleland citizens breathe sigh of relief

Brad Evans
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Teams in Bubbleland exhaled when Creighton finished off Illinois St. (US Presswire)

The Bracket Big Board takes into consideration past returns, current performance and expected future gains in determining who should be included among the field of 68 (31 automatic and 37 at-large bids). Essentially, the Bracket Big Board is a cheat sheet designed for amateur bracketologists if they were filling out a Tourney Pick 'Em '12 entry today (SIGN UP NOW!). The Triple-B, the second-most accurate bracket predictor among macro-sites over the past four years, is updated every Monday until the dance card is unveiled March 11.

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*For games played through Sunday, March 4
*RPI data provided by Rivals
*T50 = Record versus RPI top-50
*BL = Bad losses (dropped games to opponents with a 100+ RPI)
*Orange teams are rising, blue falling

On the Bubble: Tennessee (18-13), Texas (19-12), Northwestern (18-12), Drexel (27-5), NC State (19-11), Arizona (21-10)

Dropped Out: Texas, Northwestern, Arizona, Iona

Conference Breakdown: American East (1), ACC (5), Atlantic Sun (1), Atlantic 10 (3), Big 12 (5), Big East (10), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (6), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (2), Horizon (1), Ivy (1), Metro (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (2), Mountain West (4), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (3), Patriot (1), SEC (5), Southern (1), Southland (1), SWAC (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (3), WAC (1)

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