Temple's a sure NCAA team at this point, while most projected NCAA fields have Dayton still knocking on the door. The Flyers were at 42 in the RPI when the week began, so a road win would be huge for them here. With a road game at Richmond still on their schedule, this isn't the last chance Dayton has to make a positive impact on their chances but a loss will put a lot of pressure on them for that game next week. Gator fans love the Owls here.
VIRGINIA TECH AT BOSTON COLLEGE - 7
VT seems like they should be an NCAA lock with records of 21-5 and 8-4 in the ACC. Despite that, they have an RPI of just 44 because of their putrid non-conference schedule. This is one of their two remaining chances at picking up a road win, and with Boston College outside of the RPI Top 100 it would be a damaging loss if they fail to do so. The ACC has just one team ranked in the top 25, yet many are currently projecting seven teams into the NCAA field from the conference. Someone's going to be on the outside looking in with numbers like that, and the Hokies become a candidate with a stumble here.
UAB AT UCF - 7
CLEMSON AT MARYLAND - 9
The Tigers are in a similar position to Florida right now - definitely in if the field was set today, but there's still potential to let it get away. They're currently 7-5 in ACC play, three of their final four games are on the road against teams with records equal to or better than theirs, and even the one home game is against a Georgia Tech team that beat them earlier this season. Clemson opened the week at 35 in the RPI, and a road win over No. 36 Maryland would probably be enough to make them bulletproof for the NCAAs. There's no reason for Gator fans to want that to happen.
USF AT VILLANOVA - 9
The Bulls home loss to St. John's over the weekend put their hopes of reaching the NCAAs in critical condition. Only something extraordinary can get them back into the mix, and a road win over a potential first or second seed would be the kind of thing that can do that. With a loss it would be impossible for USF to finish over .500 in conference play, and a home game with UConn is the only game left on their schedule that would have any potential to be a quality win. A Wildcats win ensures USF is an NIT team unless they make a remarkable Big East tournament run.