The months and weeks have shrunk to days, and Selection Sunday is now less than a week away. A large portion of the field is set, with only seeds left to be cemented during conference tournament week.
The most movement at this point will be in the bottom of the field as upsets in the low-major one-bid leagues trigger changes. The bubble has shrunk, and barring a miraculous run in a conference tournament, any team that isn't in the conversation for a bid at this point isn't getting into the field. Teams that are on the bubble want to see all of the favorites prevail in other conference tournaments, as major upsets in major conference tournaments trigger a "domino effect" and essentially take an at-large bid away from the bubble.
Wisconsin is pretty well locked at a two seed, but a Friday loss in the B1G tournament could push the Badgers to the fringe of the two line. The loss at Nebraska on Sunday probably removed a one seed from the picture for good, but a slim possibility for a top seed still remains if Villanova loses its first Big East tournament game and the Badgers win at least two games in Indianapolis.
Green Bay, the favorite to win the Horizon league tournament title and claim an automatic bid, fell to UW-Milwaukee and, much to the disappointment of the Horizon league, likely will not receive an at-large bid. The Phoenix were a potential sleeper team to win a game in the NCAA tournament, but they are now NIT bound. Such is the madness of March.
So far eight tickets to the "Dance" have been punched. Harvard, Mercer, Coastal Carolina, Wichita State, Eastern Kentucky, Manhattan, Delaware and Wofford have all clinched their automatic bids.