What they're saying about Marquette's NCAA tournament chances on a chilly January morning:
Friend of the Program Andy Glockner brings Marquette back into the fold after bumping Team Bubble Watch from the bracket last week. Always a sucker for a good storyline, Andy has 11th-seeded Marquette doing battle with Minnesota and former Golden Eagle Trevor Mbakwe.
SBN's own Chris Dobbertean also included Marquette in his bracket for the first time last week, pegging Marquette as one of the last four in the Dance.
Jerry Palm -- as of January 18 -- had Marquette as an 11 seed, also facing No. 6-seeded Minnesota. (That link goes to Palm's twitter account, since there doesn't seem to be a way to hyperlink to his bracket. If I can figure it out, I'll do it.)
ESPN's Joe Lunardi has Marquette solidly in the tourney: MU is an ascending 10 seed in Lunardi's bracket, facing an incredibly shaky North Carolina squad in the first round. I'd sign up for that.
Bracketology 101 sees Marquette as an 11 seed, too, and pairs them with sixth-seeded Florida State in the first round.