After weeks of predictions, forecasts, conference tournaments, Bracketology and bubbles, Selection Sunday is finally here. Sunday evening, at 6 p.m. EST, CBS will unveil the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket. We'll soon know where the 31 conference champions that earned auto-bids are headed, and perhaps more importantly, which teams are selected for the 37 at-large spots.
Boston University, the 2011 America East Champions, is one of those teams that already has its dance ticket punched, although, maybe that's where its good news ends: SB Nation's latest Bracketology has the Terriers as a No. 16 seed, squaring off against No. 1 seed Duke in the first round.
Also according to that new Bracketology: BU is the only Boston team getting in. Both Boston College (20-12) and Harvard (21-6) are among the First Six Out. The Ivy League has never received two bids, and the Crimson certainly need help to make history:
Despite a good position in the RPI, two losses in Yale's Lee Amphitheater may cost the Crimson a place in the field of 68. The first was a February 26th loss to the Bulldogs, and the second was yesterday's Ivy tiebreaker loss to Princeton. Wins over Boston College and Colorado, two other bubble residents, should provide a boost, but I'm just not sure the committee will give an at-large bid to an Ivy member, even if the Crimson's profile compares favorably (and is even better than) some of their other competitors'.
2011 NCAA Selection show airs on CBS at 6 p.m. Check back with SB Nation Boston for a complete bracket. In the meantime, be sure to stop by SB Nation's Blogging the Bracket.