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Friday Bracketology - CBS has MWC with 5 teams in

Updated NCAA Tournament bracket projections released Friday by Bracketologists from ESPN.com and CBSSports.com have the Mountain West Conference placing either four or five teams in the Big Dance in March. MW Conntakes a look at Friday's brackets.

ESPN hands out 4 MWC tourney bids

ESPN's Joe Lunardi has come out with his latest bracket projections, and the Mountain West has dipped to four teams in his field of 68.

Selection Sunday 2012 Open Thread: Will Mountain West Get Four Teams In?

Selection Sunday 2012 Open Thread: Will Mountain West Get Four Teams In?

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Vegas Does Not Like Colorado State's At-Large Chances

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Vegas Does Not Like Colorado State's At-Large Chances

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Mountain West Looking Like A Three-Bid League

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Mountain West Looking Like A Three-Bid League

Recalibrating What the NCAA Tournament Means

The question of which team deserves more praise -- the Ohio State or Kansas that dominated the regular season but didn't make the Final Four, or the UConn or Butler who struggled throughout the season but got hot at the end -- is highly debatable and perhaps not possible to answer. But what is possible is to make a distinction between types of greatness, and to recognize that greatness can happen at any time, not just the end of a season. For all the problems the BCS has (and they are myriad), I think that one game does a better job of determining the champion of the sport than the NCAA basketball tournament. And for all of college football fans' sturm und drang about the BCS, we hear not but mere peeps about the NCAA tournament's "inverse BCS" problem. While the BCS eliminates teams that may have a claim to be the best from consideration for the "national championship", at least the team that does win will also have a claim to be the best. In the NCAA basketball tournament, so many teams participate that are not even close to the best that very often, this year included, upsets will occur and a team like Butler or UConn will be in position to be named "national champion." These are inverse but similarly troubling problems.

Mountain West coaches talking about the NCAA basketball tournament expanding.

Mountain West coaches talking about the NCAA basketball tournament expanding.

Sweet Sixteen Open Thread Day Two

Sweet Sixteen Open Thread Day Two

Five Questions with Rocky Top Talk

Five Questions with Rocky Top Talk -- Aztecs and Volunteers NCAA Tournament Round 1

March Madness On Demand Watch All The Games Here!

If you do not know what that is from the title, then well you have been living under a rock. CBS has a FREE!! video player that allows you to watch every game of the NCAA® March Madness on DemandÂ...

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