1) Given the latest rankings and the latest loss -- as well as the team's performance over the past ten games -- what is the likelihood that Texas will be unranked in the next poll?
2) In the event the team losses the next two games -- a real possibility, even more so with the current uncertainty at PG -- is Texas in a must win situation for at least the first game of the Big 12 tournament to get an invitation to the NCAA tournament?
3) Finally, has any team ever been ranked No. 1 and subsequently been unranked and/or uninvited to the NCAA tournament?
While Texas has a resume worthy of an NCAA tournament invitation, the recent trajectory and (perhaps) concerns regarding player unavailability due to injury are obvious sources of concern.