It was a crazy week in college basketball.
There were upsets galore across the nation, and the Big Ten saw a ranked team of its own go down as No. 20 Purdue fell to Nebraska on Sunday night. With parity across Power 5 conferences, it seems a lot of teams have the potential to make an NCAA Tournament run if they can get into the big dance.
But there’s less than six weeks left to pad resumes.
If the selection committee met Monday, eight Big Ten teams would make the tournament field, according to ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. Wisconsin, Maryland, Purdue, Northwestern, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan would all crack Lunardi’s field.
The Wolverines would just make the cut, as Lunardi has Michigan listed among the “last 4 in,” meaning the team would go to an opening round game in Dayton.
The latest Bracketology can be found here. Here are the hypothetical seeds for the Big Ten teams:
4 seed – Wisconsin (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten)
5 seed – Maryland (19-2, 7-1)
6 seed – Purdue (17-5, 6-3)
7 seed- Northwestern (18-4, 7-2)
8 seed – Michigan State (13-9, 5-4)
9 seed – Indiana (14-8, 4-5)
10 seed – Minnesota (15-7, 3-6)
11 seed – Michigan (14-8, 4-5)