Big East basketball: NCAA Tournament bubble breakdown

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Friday is usually when I do my updated Big East Basketball Power Rankings.  Since nobody cares about the DePaul’s, Providence’s, and Rutgers’ of the world this late in the season, this week’s Big East Power Rankings will an analysis of the teams in the conference who have solidified their status in the NCAA Tournament or are firmly on the bubble and still have work to do.  Let’s break down some resumes… (Click here to check out my latest bracketology.)

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99 in 99: #87 South Florida Bulls

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Winning nine games in the Big East is reason to celebrate when you had only won 11 games in the previous four seasons combined since arriving in the conference.  Still, USF fell short of making the NCAA Tournament and lost their best player to the NBA.

The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days continues with South Florida.  In case you have been drunker than Ronnie from Jersey Shore the past two weeks and missed it, I am ranking the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors leading right up to the opening tip of the college hoops season.  Click here if you missed teams #88-#99.
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