Houston (14-4) (4-1) NET 34 SoS 92
Vital signs: 7-2 R/N, non-con SoS 227, 2-1 vs. Q1, 4-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @WSU, N-Washington?
Bad losses: home to Okla St probably
The non-con SoS is a modest issue. The AAC is of average strength for them; which means there's some margin of error but not a lot. Getting @WSU in their back pocket in conference play put them a leg ahead of the bubble for now.
Memphis (14-3) (3-1) NET 26 SoS 77
Vital signs: 4-2 R/N, non-con SoS 105, 2-2 vs. Q1, 1-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: N-NCSU, @Tennessee?
Bad losses: home to Georgia probably
The computer metrics should be of help here. The resume lacks the high-end result you'd need to feel truly safe, though.
Wichita St (15-3) (3-2) NET 31 SoS 82
Vital signs: 3-2 R/N, non-con SoS 155, 1-1 vs. Q1, 5-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Memphis, VCU? Oklahoma?
Bad losses: @Temple, but that's not all that bad
Kind of in the same boat as the other top two teams here. In good, but not great, shape. Kind of a glut of Q2 wins, but we'll have to wait and see if that spike is just a product of the early conference schedule.
I can't make a healthy case for Cincinnati (NET 61) at the moment....just 2 Q2 wins buttressing the resume. Tulsa may be 12-6 but their computer numbers are sour. SMU's resume isn't quite there. Neither is Temple's.