We mentioned after the victory over Arizona State that USC had moved squarely onto the center of the bubble, proper in that “final 4 in/first 4 out” place on the lower line for the NCAA Match.
Certain sufficient, ESPN’s latest bracketology, posted within the early a part of the week earlier than the Trojans’ subsequent sport in opposition to UCLA on Thursday, has USC as one of many first 4 groups out of the sphere.
What’s notable isn’t USC’s place — since that’s not a shock in any respect — however the place different bubble groups are perceived to be, relative to USC.
Arizona State is a “final 4 in” group, which suggests the Solar Devils’ place isn’t that significantly better than USC’s. It’s higher, however not by a big margin after the Trojans hammered ASU in Tempe. Additionally notable: Utah isn’t a primary 4 out group or a subsequent 4 out group. USC is nicely forward of the Utes within the bubble pecking order.
Different notes from ESPN’s bracketology report: 4 Huge Ten groups are among the many final eight groups within the discipline: Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, and Northwestern. Two of these groups, Ohio State and Penn State, have subsequently misplaced since this bracketology forecast got here out.
Three Huge 12 groups are among the many first 4 out, alongside USC: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia. Two of these three groups have subsequently misplaced since this bracketology replace was posted: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Nevada — a “subsequent 4 out” group after the primary 4 out — gained a giant sport in opposition to New Mexico on Monday evening.
Take a look at the article to determine all of the bubble groups USC followers needs to be rooting in opposition to over the following a number of weeks.
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