NCAA Tournament: Bracketology and the Big Ten (2-15-13)

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7 Teams In Is About Right

So. SBN released it's own bracketology, mentioning 7 Big Ten teams as part of the field.

Indiana, MSU, UM, OSU, Wisky, and Minnesota have seemingly clinched tourney spots. Illinois has probably not clinched...

Penn State, Nebraska, NW, Purdue...not getting in. No chance.

Iowa? Still a chance with that 16-9 record. Go Hawks -

Analysis:

Indiana (1)

The overall #1 right now.

MSU (2)

Teams picked above MSU: Indiana, Duke, Miami (FL), Florida. The Spartans truly control their own destiny, with big, winnable games ahead. I am just fine with putting MSU as a 1 or 2...as it stands today.

Michigan (2)

The Wolverine's stock is dropping, losing 3 of 4. Attack them inside and your chances of winning go up exponentially.

Ohio State (4)

The Bucks are athletic and defend well. The Bucks can also go coldddd as iceeee offensively. I guess this seed makes sense.

Wisconsin (5)

And they'll make the Sweet 16, inexplicably. Weird times. No one player on this team makes me raise my eyebrows in interest..but that's why it's a team game.

Minnesota (6)

This team being projected this high is pretty much a product of the B1G's strength. This projection also speaks to the national respect being afforded the Big Ten.

Illinois (11)

Last week, NIT-bound and limp. Not anymore.

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