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Last Four In/First Four Out After Houston Claims Conference USA Title

Houston is our first official bid thief of the year (St. Mary's West Coast crown is arguable), as they came from behind to stun Conference USA regular season champion UTEP, 81-73, to claim that league's automatic bid.

Since the Cougars were nowhere close to an at-large threat, that means someone from my Saturday morning "Last Four In" group has to go. As Rhode Island was at-large No. 34 going into today's action, they drop out. 

The Rams could make an appearance later in the day, depending on if they can top Temple in the Atlantic 10 semifinals, which are underway in Atlantic City.

Here's the updated look at the bubble, as of 1:42 p.m. ET.

Last Four In

San Diego State
Virginia Tech

First Four Out

Rhode Island
Mississippi State
William & Mary

I'll be providing updates on the state of the bubble throughout the day. You can also follow me on Twitter, @BracketDobber.