|Mighty Joe Young! The Ducks beat the Utes at the buzzer.|
Oh, the humanity! So many teams had chances to play themselves off the bubble during Championship Week. So many teams lost. So many underdogs clambered over the pile to knock off bubble teams or take their conference titles. The 19-13 Manhattan Jaspers took the Metro Athletic Conference from the high-scoring Iona Gaels, possibly knocking them out of the dance. The UConn Huskies rode a Ryan Boatright buzzer beater to move one step closer to shrinking the bubble by one. The second and third ranked teams in the country, Duke and Virginia, lost just hours apart on saturday, effectively shrinking the bubble by two as both were statistically favored to at least make the ACC final. Wyoming is still alive, wreaking havoc on the plans of teams like Indiana and Miami, who lost sooner than expected and will have fingers and toes crossed on Selection Sunday. The 23-11 North Florida Ospreys punched their first-ever tournament ticket, and the 19-14 Robert Morris Colonials punched their first ticket since 2010. And the LSU Tigers, dangerous and firmly on the bubble, now have to sit & sweat because they lost to under-.500 (seriously) Auburn. And to cap off Friday night, Oregon took down Utah with a buzzer-beater to add to the mayhem. Oh yeah, and 22-12 Hawai’i is in the Big West Conference title game tomorrow night. What’s it all mean? That Selection Sunday is gonna be as interesting as ever. Some years, the bubble teams all seem to be one-upping each other. This year, it’s the teams coming out of left field creating highlights. Fans all over the country are hoping aaaaall the high seeds handle their business over the rest of the weekend.
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May the brackets bust in your favor,
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