College Basketball Bubble Watch

Updated: February 27, 2013, 10:09 AM ET
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com


Bracket Builder Week sounds about right as we move closer and closer to go-time

Editor's note: This file has been updated to include all games through Tuesday, Feb. 26.

This week's television coverage theme -- "Bracket Builder Week" -- is perfectly timed. This is typically the first week of Bubble Watch in which we're able, with at least some degree of precision, to look at a team's remaining schedule and reasonably posit where it might end up in the bracket discussion. With so few regular-season games remaining, we can be a bit more liberal in our use of those hallowed terms -- "locks" and "should be ins" -- and a bit more dismissive of long-shot teams who've failed to make definitive moves in recent weeks.

Such is the case in this week's Bubble Watch, which for the second straight week eschews a lengthy preamble in favor of getting right down to business. Onward: