The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Xavier Musketeers

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The Non-BCS Watch List concludes with a look at Xavier, a perennial NCAA Tournament team that boasts one of the top players in the nation.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Wichita State Shockers

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Wichita State, the final MVC team on the Non-BCS Watch List, is looking to contend for a conference title while replacing a number of key members from last season’s NIT Championship squad.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: UNLV Rebels

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According to most pundits, the Mountain West will be a two-team race this season between New Mexico and UNLV, who is up next on the Non-BCS Watch List.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Saint Mary’s Gaels

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After four straight seasons with at least 25 wins, Saint Mary’s is out to prove there is more to the West Coast Conference than Gonzaga and newcomer BYU.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Temple Owls

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Two of the four remaining Non-BCS Watch List teams call the Atlantic 10 home, starting with the Temple Owls, who are coming off their first NCAA Tournament win since 2001.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: New Mexico Lobos

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The Non-BCS Watch List makes its first stop in the Mountain West to look at the New Mexico Lobos, who are expected to challenge for the conference title.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Memphis Tigers

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The Memphis Tigers are the third and final Non-BCS Watch List team from Conference USA, and they just might be the best team from outside of the six major conferences this season.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Marshall Thundering Herd

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The Non-BCS Watch List returns to Conference USA, which is home to the next two teams on the list, starting with the Marshall Thundering Herd.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Long Beach State 49ers

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In an effort to dispell any notion of a Midwest, East Coast, or any other geographical bias, the Non-BCS Watch List heads out West for the next stop.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Iona Gaels

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As we officially past the halfway point of the Non-BCS Watch List, we make our second stop in the MAAC, this time with the Iona Gaels.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Indiana State Sycamores

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The Non-BCS Watch List makes its second stop in the Missouri Valley Conference to see what we can expect from the league’s lone NCAA Tournament representative last season.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Harvard Crimson

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Ivy League teams are typically viewed in college basketball circles as somewhat of a novelty, but the next team on the Non-BCS Watch List has made a remarkable turnaround in recent years and is poised for a breakout season.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Gonzaga Bulldogs

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Next up on the Non-BCS Watch List is a team that has become synonymous with the term “mid-major” over the course of the past 13 years. In fact, that streak of NCAA appearances is tied for fourth, behind only Kansas, Duke, and Michigan State.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: George Mason

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Prior to Butler’s last two tournament runs, one of the more memorable performances from a “mid-major” came in 2006 courtesy of George Mason, who is next up on the Non-BCS Watch List.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: Fairfield Stags

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The Non-BCS Watch List rolls on, with our next stop coming in the Metro Atlantic. As odd as it may seem, a team that won 25 games and will be breaking in a new coach may actually be better this season. In fact, some have already labeled them a sleeper Final Four team.