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 '11 entry today (Sign up now!).
Only hours away from the reveal of the greatest spectacle in sports (Forget the Super Bowl. Experience Vegas during the opening rounds and you'll understand.), there are still tickets to be punched. Some schools are merely jockeying for seeding position (e.g. Kentucky/Florida, Duke/UNC), while others are hoping to burst a bubble (Penn St.).
Continuously refresh this space throughout Selection Sunday to stay abreast on the latest happenings in what's arguably been the most exciting championship week of all-time. And check back after the unveiling to find out which teams will slide into a glass slipper and which ones won't win one for the Gipper.
Here are the latest entrants on the Triple-B (Updated: 12:58 PM PT):
*For games played through Saturday, March 12
*RPI data provided by Rivals
*Orange teams rising, blue falling
On the Bubble: St. Mary's, Boston College, Alabama, VCU
Dropped Out: St. Mary's, Kent St., Long Beach St., McNeese St.
Conference Breakdown: American East (1), ACC (5), Atlantic Sun (1), Atlantic 10 (3), Big 12 (6), Big East (11), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (7), Big West (1), Colonial (2), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Ivy (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (1), Mountain West (3), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-10 (4), Patriot (1), SEC (5), Southern (1), Southland (1), Summitt (1), Sun Belt (1), SWAC (1), West Coast (1), WAC (1)