Selection Sunday: Comparing the Gophers’ resume to other bubble squads

Jace Frederick

The day has arrived. A Gophers team that's been up-and-down all season with great wins and devastating losses will find out if its done enough to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the second-consecutive year.

This year's bubble, which the Gophers are planted firmly on, is pretty crowded with a plethora of similar teams.

Here is a quick snapshot of the Gophers tournament resume (Minnesota currently sits in ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi's First Four Out of the NCAAs):

Minnesota (20-13, 8-10)
RPI: 50
SOS: 9
Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-8
Road/Neutral: 4-10

That whole thing can look like a bunch of random numbers without comparing them to the resumes of other bubble squads.

So here are resumes of every team seeking an at-large bid that Lunardi has as a No. 9 seed in his current projected field (as of Saturday night), all the way through his eighth team out of the tournament.

*RPI and SOS stats are from Live-RPI.com, while road/neutral and vs. RPI Top 50 records are from CBSSports.com. All numbers are up-to-date as of Sunday morning at 2 a.m.

Teams currently in Lunardi's projected field:

Tennessee (21-12, 11-7)
RPI: 42
SOS: 22
Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-7
Road/Neutral: 7-9
 
Colorado (23-11, 10-8)
RPI: 33
SOS: 20
Vs. RPI Top 50: 5-8
Road/Neutral: 7-9
 
Stanford (21-12, 10-8)
RPI: 41
SOS: 15
Vs. RPI Top 50: 5-9
Road/Neutral: 9-8
 
Pittsburgh (25-9, 11-7)
RPI: 39
SOS: 58
Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-7
Road/Neutral: 12-4
 
Kansas State (20-12, 10-8)
RPI: 51
SOS: 26
Vs. RPI Top 50: 7-8
Road/Neutral: 4-10
 
Massachutsetts (24-8, 10-6)
RPI: 23
SOS: 39
Vs. RPI Top 50: 7-4
Road/Neutral: 13-6
 
Arizona State (21-11, 10-8)
RPI: 44
SOS: 52
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-7
Road/Neutral: 5-10
 
Iowa (20-12, 9-9)
RPI: 57
SOS: 35
Vs. RPI Top 50: 5-9
Road/Neutral: 7-8
 
Saint Joseph’s (23-9, 11-5)
RPI: 37
SOS: 63
Vs. RPI Top 50: 5-5
Road/Neutral: 12-5
 
Southern Methodist (23-9, 12-6)
RPI: 53
SOS: 114
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-5
Road/Neutral: 8-8
 
Brigham Young (23-11, 13-5)
RPI: 31
SOS: 24
Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-6
Road/Neutral: 9-10
 
Nebraska (19-12, 11-7)
RPI: 48
SOS: 27
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-7
Road/Neutral: 4-11
 
Dayton (23-10, 10-6)
RPI: 43
SOS: 64
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-6
Road/Neutral: 10-6
 
Xavier (21-12, 10-8)
RPI: 47
SOS: 25
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-6
Road/Neutral: 6-10
 
Teams currently out of Lunardi's projected field:
 
Southern Miss (27-6, 13-3)
RPI: 32
SOS: 131
Vs. RPI Top 50: 1-1
Road/Neutral: 13-6
 
Florida State (19-13, 9-9)
RPI: 54
SOS: 33
Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-9
Road/Neutral: 10-8
 
California (19-13, 10-8)
RPI: 63
SOS: 36
Vs. RPI Top 50: 4-10
Road/Neutral: 6-9
 
Arkansas (21-11, 10-8)
RPI: 77
SOS: 96
Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-5
Road/Neutral: 4-9
 
Missouri (22-11, 9-9)
RPI: 49
SOS: 67
Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-4
Road/Neutral: 7-9
 
NC State (21-13, 9-9)
RPI: 55
SOS: 32
Vs. RPI Top 50: 3-9
Road/Neutral: 8-7
 
Louisiana Tech (27-7, 13-3)
RPI: 62
SOS: 194
Vs. RPI Top 50: 2-2
Road/Neutral: 14-6
 

It's likely 14 of the above 22 teams will earn a berth in this year's NCAA Tournament. Will Minnesota be one of the lucky 14? Find out during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Sunday at 5 p.m. CT on CBS.