Kentucky is probably out because it is only 4-4 since losing star freshman Nerlens Noel to a knee injury.
"We know when players were and weren't available," Bobinski said.
Duke can still defend a No. 1 slot because it has lost only one game with Ryan Kelly, who was lost for weeks because of a foot injury, in the lineup.
The court precedent is "Kenyon Martin vs. NCAA field" in 2000, when top-ranked Cincinnati lost its superstar center to a broken leg in the Conference USA tournament. Bearcats fans were outraged when the committee demoted Cincinnati to the No. 2 line, but the bottom line was Cincinnati wasn't the same team without Martin and proved it with a second-round loss to seventh-seeded Tulsa.
Bracket predictor Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has UCLA as a No. 7 in the South playing No. 10 Minnesota in Kansas City, Mo. He has Arizona seeded higher at No. 4 in the East but getting a first-round pod visit to San Jose.
ESPN's bracket man Joe Lunardi on Saturday afternoon had UCLA and Arizona at No. 5 with UCLA in the East (in San Jose) and Arizona in the South (in Salt Lake City).
This week's deluge of "best of the bad" mid-range battles has already sorted out many potential selection arguments.
St. Mary's sat nervously on the bubble after Monday's blowout loss to No. 1 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference tournament final. The Gaels have lost to only one team in 2013 — to Gonzaga, three times — but are probably safely in the field after the latest round of convulsions.
Maryland made its inclusion case with its win over Duke, but then lost to North Carolina in the ACC semifinals.
Just the idea of Kentucky and Middle Tennessee sweating it out in the same NCAA steam room makes Sunday's selection show worth watching.