The Oklahoma State Cowboys are as much on the bubble as it gets. After a 19-14 campaign, featuring signature wins against Kansas (2x), at West Virginia, Oklahoma (2x), Texas, and Florida State, the question for Oklahoma State is a tough one: have they done enough? With so much national debate centered around the Cowboys over the last few days, you can be sure you’ll hear plenty of talk about them today.
The 2018 Selection Sunday show is a little different than usual this year. The full field of 68 will be announced at the beginning of the show, with matchups to be unveiled later in the program.
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As the Selection Show grows closer, Oklahoma State is squarely on the bubble. With projections ranging from safely in the tournament, to needing divine intervention, there’s a bracketology prediction for everyone.
Sports Illustrated has set its bracket, and they project Oklahoma State to be the second team in the “Last Four Out” group. They preface that the bracket is subject to change only if Davidson knocks off Rhode Island in the A-10 Championship game. That would spell disaster for the Cowboys.
Should Davidson win, Oklahoma State falls out of the field and Oklahoma becomes one of the Last Four In. New Mexico State bumps up to East No. 11, Davidson South No. 12.— Michael Beller (@MBeller) March 11, 2018
Jerry Palm of CBS is still way down on the Cowboys’ chances.
“The Cowboys are this year’s version of Syracuse from last season in the sense that they have a handful of pretty good wins, but the rest of the resume is so bad that the team has an RPI in the mid-80s. It is also similar in that everyone seems to think the good wins overwhelm everything else. It wasn’t true last year and it won’t be this year. Teams with their positives get left out surprisingly often. Teams with their negatives have never once made the field.”
Joe Lunardi of ESPN still has Oklahoma State in his “First Four Out” group, but that is an improvement from over the last week when they weren’t even on his bubble.
If Oklahoma gets in and Oklahoma State doesn't, the committee will basically be saying both teams' seasons could have ended Jan. 1 and still achieved the same result. Think about it.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) March 11, 2018
Can’t see how you put Oklahoma in over Oklahoma State. Neither might get in if Davidson wins, but last look at the two is jarring— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 11, 2018
Oklahoma State is the all eye test team. Some incredible Saturday performances, really bad mid weekers many people didn’t see.— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 11, 2018