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Selection Sunday 2011: Boston College Remains On Outside Looking In

We're less than an hour away from the 2011 Selection Sunday Show, and the bracket is beginning to take its final shape. Ohio State just won the Big Ten Conference title, easily beating Penn State, which should give them the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes are expected to be joined by Kansas, Pittsburgh and Duke, which routed North Carolina in the ACC title game on Sunday. Though, Chris Dobbertean's newest and final Bracketology says don't be surprised if Notre Dame replaces their Big East rival Panthers for a No. 1 seed. 

Unfortunately for Boston College fans, the Eagles are still among First Six Out, along with Clemson, Harvard, Alabama, VCU and UAB. 

Boston's lone representative in Dobbertean's projection is Boston University, slated to face Duke as a No. 16 seed in Charlotte, NC, on Friday. BC Interruption takes a look at the group of "tremendously weak" at-large teams the selection committee has to pick from: 

RPI Program Record Conf. SOS Road/Neutral RPI Top 50 RPI Top 100
31 UAB 22-8 12-4 77 9-6 0-4 10-7
39 Penn State 19-13 9-9 6 6-8 5-9 11-12
45 St. Mary's 23-8 11-3 101 10-6 1-4 3-6
48 Georgia 21-11 9-7 40 9-7 3-9 5-11
49 VCU 23-11 12-6 86 12-8 3-5 8-8
57 Clemson 21-11 9-7 59 6-9 0-6 10-8
58 Boston College 20-12 9-7 38 8-8 1-8 7-10
60 Virginia Tech 21-11 9-7 74 10-8 2-5 8-8
65 Colorado 20-13 8-8 49 6-11 6-7 8-10
69 USC 19-14 10-8 39 7-10 5-5 8-8
80 Alabama 21-11 12-4 114 5-11 4-4 5-8

Personally, I'd have no problem if Clemson (two W over BC) or Colorado (strong record against the RPI Top 50) got in over the Eagles. The Hokies getting in over the Eagles would be a tougher pill to swallow, considering BC's regular season sweep over Virginia Tech and better SOS and RPI numbers. However, the Hokies probably deserve to get into the Field of 68 over some of these other teams on the bubble.

The 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 and our BC blog, BC Interruption