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By Adam Hoge-

(CBS) Selection Sunday is just a little over two weeks away. Here’s the latest look at which teams are in good shape, which teams have work to do and which teams are in serious trouble.

To see my latest projected bracket, click here.

In Good Shape For Now

Connecticut Huskies (17-10, 7-8 Big East)
RPI: 23
SOS: 3
Record vs RPI Top 50: 6-6
Record vs Top 100: 8-9

Best wins: vs Florida State (neutral), at Notre Dame
Bad losses: at Rutgers
Bubble wins: vs Seton Hall, vs West Virginia, at South Florida
Bubble losses: at Seton Hall, vs UCF (neutral), vs Cincinnati

Purdue Boilermakers (18-10, 8-7 Big Ten)
RPI: 50
SOS: 24
Record vs Top 50: 4-7
Record vs Top 100: 8-8

Best wins: vs Temple (neutral), vs Iona (neutral)
Bad losses: vs Butler (neutral), at Penn State
Bubble wins: at Northwestern, vs Northwestern, vs Miami (Fla.), at Minnesota
Bubble losses: at Xavier

Seton Hall Pirates (19-9, 8-8 Big East)
RPI: 34
SOS: 35
Record vs Top 50: 5-7
Record vs Top 100: 7-8

Best wins: vs Georgetown, vs UConn, vs West Virginia
Bad losses: at Villanova
Bubble wins: vs UConn, vs West Virginia, vs Saint Joseph’s (neutral), vs VCU (neutral)
Bubble losses: vs Northwestern (neutral), at South Florida, at Cincinnati, at UConn

Cincinnati Bearcats (20-8, 10-5 Big East)
RPI: 82
SOS: 149
Record vs Top 50: 5-3
Record vs Top 100: 6-5

Best wins: at Georgetown, at UConn, vs Louisville
Bad losses: vs St. John’s, at Rutgers, vs Presbyterian
Bubble wins: vs Seton Hall, at UConn
Bubble losses: at West Virginia, at Xavier

Last Eight In

West Virginia Mountaineers (17-11, 7-8 Big East)
RPI: 45
SOS: 8
Record vs Top 50: 3-7
Record vs Top 100: 8-9

Best wins: vs Georgetown, vs Kansas State (neutral)
Bad losses: vs Kent State, at St. John’s
Bubble wins: vs Miami (Fla.), vs Cincinnati
Bubble losses: at UConn, at Seton Hall

Washington Huskies (19-8, 12-3 Pac-12)
RPI: 54
SOS: 70
Record vs RPI Top 50: 0-4
Record vs RPI Top 100: 3-8

Best wins: vs Oregon, vs Arizona, at Arizona
Bad losses: vs South Dakota State, at Colorado
Bubble wins: vs Oregon
Bubble losses: at Oregon

Xavier Musketeers (17-10, 8-5 Atlantic 10)
RPI: 53
SOS: 48
Record vs Top 50: 2-6
Record vs Top 100: 6-7

Best wins: at Vanderbilt, vs Purdue
Bad losses: at Hawaii
Bubble wins: vs Saint Joseph’s, vs Cincinnati
Bubble losses: None

BYU Cougars (23-7, 11-4 West Coast)
RPI: 46
SOS: 108
Record vs Top 50: 1-5
Record vs Top 100: 6-6

Best win: vs Gonzaga
Bad losses: vs Loyola Marymount, at Utah State
Bubble wins: vs Oregon
Bubble losses: None

Northwestern Wildcats (16-11, 6-9 Big Ten)
RPI: 43
SOS: 10
Record vs Top 50: 2-7
Record vs Top 100: 5-11

Best wins: vs Michigan State, vs Seton Hall (neutral)
Bad losses: None
Bubble wins: vs Seton Hall (neutral), vs Minnesota
Bubble losses: vs Purdue, at Purdue, at Minnesota

Arizona Wildcats (20-9, 11-5 Pac-12)
RPI: 67
SOS: 94
Record vs Top 50: 1-3
Record vs Top 100: 5-8

Best win: at California
Bad losses: at UCLA
Bubble wins: None
Bubble losses: at Washington, vs Washington

Miami Hurricanes (16-10, 7-6 ACC)
RPI: 47
SOS: 37
Record vs Top 50: 1-6
Record vs Top 100: 3-9

Best win: at Duke
Bad losses: None
Bubble wins: None
Bubble losses: vs North Carolina State

Colorado State Rams (16-9, 5-5 Mountain West)
RPI: 30
SOS: 27
Record vs Top 50: 1-4
Record vs Top 100: 5-6

Best wins: vs San Diego State, vs New Mexico
Bad losses: at TCU, at Boise State
Bubble wins: None
Bubble losses: None

First Eight Out

North Carolina State (18-10, 7-6 ACC)
RPI: 60
SOS: 39
Record vs Top 50: 1-7
Record vs Top 100: 4-7

Best win: at Miami
Bad losses: at Stanford, vs Georgia Tech
Bubble wins: at Miami, vs Texas (neutral)
Bubbles losses: None

Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-11, 5-10 Big Ten)
RPI: 72
SOS: 67
Record vs Top 50: 2-6
Record vs Top 100: 5-9

Best wins: at Indiana, vs Northwestern
Bad losses: at Iowa, vs Iowa
Bubble wins: vs Northwestern
Bubble losses: at Northwestern, vs Purdue

UCF Knights (19-8, 8-5 Conference USA)
RPI: 56
SOS: 104
Record vs Top 50: 2-4
Record vs Top 100: 3-5

Best wins: vs UConn (neutral), vs Memphis
Bad losses: at Tulsa, at Louisiana-Lafayette
Bubble win: None
Bubble loss: None

Texas Longhorns (17-11, 7-8 Big 12)
RPI: 51
SOS: 24
Record vs Top 50: 3-7
Record vs Top 100: 4-8

Best wins: vs Temple, vs Iowa State, vs Kansas State
Bad losses: vs Oregon State
Bubble wins: None
Bubble loss: vs North Carolina State (neutral)

South Florida (17-11, 10-5 Big East)
RPI: 50
SOS: 47
Record vs Top 50: 1-7
Record vs Top 100: 4-8

Best win: vs Seton Hall
Bad losses: vs Old Dominion (neutral), at Auburn, vs Penn State (neutral)
Bubble win: vs Seton Hall
Bubble loss: at VCU, vs UConn

Oregon Ducks (19-8, 10-5 Pac-12)
RPI: 55
SOS: 71
Record vs Top 50: 0-5
Record vs Top 100: 2-7

Best wins: vs Washington, at Arizona
Bad losses: vs Oregon State
Bubble wins: vs Washington, at Arizona
Bubble losses: at Washington, at BYU

St. Joseph’s Hawks (18-11, 8-6 Atlantic 10)
RPI: 48
SOS: 44
Record vs Top 50: 1-5
Record vs Top 100: 6-7

Best win: vs Creighton
Bad losses: at Penn, at American, vs Charlotte, vs Richmond
Bubble wins: None
Bubble losses: vs Seton Hall, at Xavier

VCU Rams (24-6, 14-3 Colonial)
RPI: 70
SOS: 230
Record vs Top 50: 1-2
Record vs Top 100: 3-4

Best win: vs South Florida
Bad losses: vs Georgia State, vs Georgia Tech (neutral)
Bubble win: vs South Florida
Bubble loss: vs Seton Hall (neutral)

adam hoge Hoge: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch 1.0

Adam Hoge

Adam is the Sports Content Producer for CBSChicago.com and specializes in coverage of the Bears, White Sox and college sports. He was born and raised in Lincoln Park and attended St. Ignatius College Prep before going off to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Journalism degree. Follow him on Twitter @AdamHogeCBS and read more of his columns here.

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