Want a bid? Get a big win

Herb Sendek may be wondering if his club can make the field without a big win. Getty Images

The bubble can be a lonely place -- especially for teams lacking a big win.

Our research proves it: Over the past five seasons, of the 20 squads considered the committee's last four teams into the tournament, only three didn't have at least one win over the RPI top 25.

Which is why the Memphis Tigers, Arizona State Sun Devils and Rhode Island Rams should be feeling a little uncertain about receiving an invitation to the Big Dance.