3 Teams Surging:
Illinois (17-8)-RPI-67, have won 5 straight including consecutive wins this week vs. Michigan St. and at Wisconsin.
Dayton (17-6)-RPI-32, after losing 3 of 4, the Flyers have won 3 in a row including a wins over Xavier and a 28 point throttling over Charlotte Wednesday night. However both games were at home. They need to prove they can win on the road. They still have to travel to Temple and Richmond in the coming weeks.
Arkansas (13-11)-RPI-114, they've won 5 straight following a 31 point loss at Kentucky. Their RPI is way too low to get in as an at-large. They are 6-4 since star guard Courtney Forston came back from an injury. If they were to go 6-1 the rest of the way, which would give them a record of 19-12 overall and 12-4 in the SEC the selection committee would have to consider them for an at-large.