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BYU Hoops Résumé: Cougars outside NCAA tournament with 10 WCC games remaining

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Not Breaking News: Losing to any WCC team not named Gonzaga at home hurts your bubble prognosis.

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Guess what, folks? Another season of BYU basketball means another season "on the bubble."

I'd bemoan the regularity of this situation, but perhaps we should be consigned to it as a fact of BYU life. At least until all those top-100 recruits are on the floor together. You can afford to lose any game to Gonzaga and even on the road at Saint Mary's, but Pepperdine at home and not being able to grab close games against Utah and San Diego State? This feels all too familiar.

I've compiled a profile of data from bracketologists and records to take a look at where the Cougars stand relative to qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

BYU'S PROFILE

Record: 15-6
Home: 8-3
Road: 5-1 | Neutral: 2-2 | Combined: 7-3

RATINGS
RPI: 47
KenPom: 39
Sagarin: 45

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
KenPom: 38
Sagarin: 47

RPI W-L PROFILE

Top 50: 1-3
Top 100: 3-4
100-200: 5-2
200+: 5-0

BRACKETOLOGY

Joe LunardiESPN
STATUS: OUT
First Four Out
Behind Colorado State and St. John's

Jerry PalmCBS
STATUS: OUT
Not in First Four Out
(Temple, Alabama, Dayton, Xavier)

Chris DobberteanSB Nation
STATUS: OUT
Not in First Four Out OR Next Four Out

Dave OmmenNBC
STATUS: OUT
Next Five Out
(7th team out)

Bracket Matrix
First Four Out, in 17 of 55 brackets
(2nd team out behind Washington)

Trending like this, it will be good to keep an eye on John Templon's NIT Bracketology. He hasn't posted one since December 29, but it will heat up as the season progresses.

John TemplonNIT Bracketology
2-seed hosting (7) Alabama
(as of Dec. 29)

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The Cougars are definitely going to need to string together a run of wins. There seems to be very little wiggle room left in Provo.