March Madness Bubble Teams 2024

March Madness Bubble Teams 2024

The March Madness Bubble Teams 2024 are going to be a bit crazier than normal. This is from what is being called bracket thieves, earning automatic bids that were not expected to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. We’ll go over who is being projected to just get in and who is projected to be left out to possibly join the NIT. 

March Madness Bubble Teams 2024

So, if you watched ESPN at all on Saturday, then you know that it’s been a crazy past few days. The March Madness bubble teams 2024 have seen a crazy Saturday go down. One of the most chaotic in the era of Bracketology. Some good teams that were on the cusp of getting into the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, are now probably not making it. 

These include Virginia, Seton Hall, and St. John’s. Some others include Pitt, Providence, and Indiana State. Teams that were bracket thieves or at-large bid thieves this year include: Oregon, New Mexico, Temple, and NC State. Additionally, three of the four projected #1 seeds lost. This is going to be a crazy March Madness.

Men’s Basketball Teams on the Bubble

Heading into Sunday, we don’t expect there to be any additional teams added to the bracket thieves list. Now, the NCAA Selection Committee of course has the final say. ESPN will get more of the inside scoop for us closer to go-time for the Selection Sunday broadcast, so we’ll see how things shake out. We’ll also see who the biggest NCAA Tournament snubs are after the final 2024 March Madness brackets and matchups are released. 

Next to Last Four Teams In

Texas A&M

Mississippi St.

Florida Atlantic

Colorado St.

Last Four Teams In


Michigan St.



First Four Teams Out

The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee could see things a bit different than the bracketologists. If so then expect one or more of the teams on this list to swap out with one of the 4-8 above listed as just getting into the dance. St. John’s really came along at the end of the season. Indiana State is everyone’s favorite. But, for either team to get into the tournament it will come at the cost of another. So, we’ll see. The current state of play of championship week and the teams who have earned automatic bids is posted here.  

NC State won the ACC Championship game to earn an automatic bid
NC State won the ACC Championship to earn an automatic bid to March Madness.

St. John’s


Seton Hall

Indiana St.

Next Four Teams Out



Kansas St.

Ohio State

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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