Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Updated Big Ten Tournament Seeding Predictions

After the Hoosiers' unexpected win last night over the Spartans, my Big Ten Tournament seeding predictions have changed a bit.  I will try to update these after every day or two of games, since I know you all care.  Here are the current standings, with the conference record, each team's remaining games, and my predictions:

1.  Indiana (12-2):  at Minn (W), Iowa (W), OSU (W), at Michigan (L)
2.  Michigan State (11-3):  at OSU (L), at Michigan (L), Wisconsin (W), NW (W)
3 (tie).  Wisconsin (9-4):  at NW (W), Nebraska (W), Purdue (W), at MSU (L), at PSU (W)
3 (tie).  Michigan (9-4):  Illinois (W), at PSU (W), MSU (W), at Purdue (W), IU (W)
5.  Ohio State (8-5):  Minnesota (W), MSU (W), at NW (W), at IU (L), Illinois (W)
6 (tie).  Minnesota (6-7):  at OSU (L), IU (L), PSU (W), at Nebraska (W), at Purdue (W)
6 (tie).  Illinois (6-7):  PSU (W), at Michigan (L), Nebraska (W), at Iowa (W), at OSU (L)
6 (tie).  Iowa (6-7):  at Nebraska (L), Purdue (W), at IU (L), Illinois (L), Nebraska (W)
9.  Purdue (5-8):  NW (W), at Iowa (L), at Wisconsin (L), Michigan (L), Minnesota (L)
10.  Northwestern (4-9):  Wisconsin (L), at Purdue (L), OSU (L), PSU (W), at MSU (L)
11.  Nebraska (3-10):  Iowa (W), at Wisconsin (L), at Illinois (L), Minnesota (L), at Iowa (L)
12.  Penn State (0-13):  at Illinois (L), Michigan (L), at Minnesota (L), at NW (L), Wisconsin (L)

Given my predictions and Big Ten tiebreaking rules, here is how the Big Ten Tournament seeds should fall into place and how the Big Ten Tournament will play out (all times are Central):

1.  Indiana (15-3)
2.  Michigan (14-4)
3.  Michigan State (13-5) (would have tiebreaker based on 2-0 record vs. Wisconsin)
4.  Wisconsin (13-5)
5.  Ohio State (12-6)
6.  Minnesota (10-8)
7.  Illinois (9-9)
8.  Iowa (8-10)
9.  Purdue (6-12)
10.  Northwestern (5-13)
11.  Nebraska (4-14)
12.  Penn State (0-18)

Thursday, March 14, 2013
(8) Iowa vs. (9) Purdue (11 a.m., BTN).  Projected winner:  Iowa
(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Penn State (1:30 p.m., BTN).  Projected winner:  Ohio State
(7) Illinois vs. (10) Northwestern (5:30 p.m., ESPN2).  Projected winner:  Illinois
(6) Minnesota vs. (11) Nebraska (8 p.m., ESPN2).  Projected winner:  Minnesota

Friday, March 15, 2013
(1) IU vs. (8) Iowa (11 a.m., ESPN).  Projected winner:  IU
(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) Ohio State (1:30 p.m., ESPN).  Projected winner:  Ohio State
(2) Michigan vs. (7) Illinois (5:30 p.m., BTN).  Projected winner:  Michigan
(3) Michigan State vs. (6) Minnesota (8 p.m., BTN).  Projected winner:  Michigan State

Saturday, March 16, 2013
(1) IU vs. (5) Ohio State (12:40 p.m., CBS).  Projected winner:  IU
(2) Michigan vs. (3) Michigan State (3 p.m., CBS).  Projected winner:  Michigan State

Sunday, March 17, 2013
(1) IU vs. (3) Michigan State (2:30 p.m., CBS).  Projected winner:  IU

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