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Tim Miles, Jordy Tshimanga, Glynn Watson

BUBBLE WATCH: Huskers' NCAA hopes uncertain despite 20 wins

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — By any measure, Nebraska is having its best season since moving to the Big Ten, from its win total to its RPI and KenPom rankings. It's unclear whether that will be good enough to secure an NCAA Tournament bid.

Nebraska (20-8, 11-4) has won six straight to reach 20 wins for just the first time in a decade. The Cornhuskers are also a win away from setting a program record for Big Ten wins since joining the league in 2011-12. But they lack any notable wins, played a weak nonconference schedule (ranked 286th) and don't have much left on the schedule to help their resume.

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The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Feb 12
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (30)23-21,5572
2Michigan State (21)24-31,5274
3Villanova (9)23-21,5181
4Xavier (5)23-31,4655
5Cincinnati23-21,3596
6Purdue23-41,2693
7Texas Tech21-41,2587
8Ohio State22-51,09414
9Gonzaga23-41,06312
10Auburn22-31,0258
11Clemson20-494516
12Duke20-59429
13Kansas19-681610
14North Carolina19-776321
15Saint Mary's (Cal.)24-368311
16Rhode Island20-366618
17Arizona20-659413
18Tennessee18-658015
19Wichita State19-549522
20West Virginia18-733919
21Texas A&M17-8241-
22Michigan20-723920
23Oklahoma16-815217
24Nevada21-58723
25Arizona State19-683-

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