I particularly liked this Bubble Watch post on ESPN yesterday…. Minnesota After a 15-2 start that featured some of the best per-possession defense in the country, plus back-to-back road wins at Purdue and Northwestern, the Golden Gophers have dropped five of their past six games and rank sixth in per-possession defense in Big Ten play.

A little Northwestern Bubble watch for the fun of it.

One of my favorite things is Northwestern being the only P5 team to never have played in the NCAA Tournament.

No ill will towards the Cats, just an unique stat that I maliciously enjoy…. Northwestern Is this it? Is it going to happen? Is Northwestern’s long institutional nightmare over? Will the suffering of the disproportionate share of sportswriters who attended NU finally cease? The answer is, yeah.

Chris Collins’ team has already proved surprisingly durable on the road in conference play, a trait that could serve it well in trips to Indiana and Illinois in the season’s final two weeks.

T are as many opportunities as travails on their schedule, and with 18 wins already – again, just three away from an all-time record! – the only major conference team never to play in the NCAA tournament has never been this close, this late.

Minnesota football