Bracketology: How many teams will make it from the Big Ten?

Dave Ommen
NBC Sports

Here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection.

Heading into January, a good over-under line for how many Big Ten teams would make the NCAA tournament field felt like 9.5. It still does. If you were hedging your bet today, which way would you go?

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Here’s what we do know about some potential Big Ten bubble teams:

  • Minnesota is an even 12-12 on the season.

  • Purdue is 14-12 with a trip to Wisconsin up next (then three of four at home).

  • Indiana has lost five of six games and three of its next four are away from Bloomington.

  • Illinois has lost four straight and heads to Penn State this week with Ayo Dosunmu’s status as day-to-day.

  • Rutgers is 1-8 in games played outside the RAC with three of its final five away from home.

Today’s biggest beneficiaries of a chaotic bubble are Utah State and Richmond. Whether the Aggies and Spiders can hold their at-large spots may depend as much on those behind them as it does on their own performance.

Anyway, here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection. If you’re looking for the NBC Sports Bubble Watch, it can be found here.

The latest look at where our NCAA tournament bracketology projection stands …

UPDATED: February 17, 2020

FIRST FOUR – DAYTON

MIDWEST REGION

Utah State vs. Richmond

SOUTH REGION

Cincinnati vs. Georgetown

SOUTH REGION

 RIDER vs. NC CENTRAL

MIDWEST REGION

PR VIEW-AM vs. ROB MORRIS

SOUTH Houston

MIDWEST – Indianapolis          

St. Louis

Omaha

1) BAYLOR

1) Kansas

16) RIDER / NC CENTRAL

16) PV-AM / ROB MORRIS

8) Illinois

8) HOUSTON

9) Florida

9) Saint Mary’s

Tampa

Omaha

5) Colorado

5) Butler

12) Georgetown / Cincinnati

12) Utah State / Richmond

4) Auburn

4) Louisville

13) NORTH TEXAS

13) VERMONT

St. Louis

Albany

6) Ohio State

6) Iowa

11) Virginia

11) NORTHERN IOWA

3) Creighton

3) Villanova

14) NEW MEXICO ST

14) WRIGHT STATE

Cleveland

Greensboro

7) Wisconsin

7) Arizona

10) Arizona State

10) Wichita State

2) DAYTON

2) MARYLAND

15) WINTHROP

15) AUSTIN PEAY

EAST – New York

WEST – Los Angeles

Sacramento

Spokane

1) SAN DIEGO STATE

1) GONZAGA

16) UC-IRVINE

16) MONTANA

8) Rutgers

8) Texas Tech

9) Oklahoma

9) Xavier

Sacramento

Spokane

5) West Virginia

5) Michigan State

12) LIBERTY

12) S.F. AUSTIN

4) KENTUCKY

4) OREGON

13) YALE

13) AKRON

Cleveland

Albany

6) Marquette

6) Michigan

11) Rhode Island

11) EAST TENNESSEE ST

3) Penn State

3) SETON HALL

14) COLGATE

14) SOUTH DAKOTA ST

Greensboro

Tampa

7) LSU

7) BYU

10) Indiana

10) USC

2) DUKE

2) Florida State

15) HOFSTRA

15) LITTLE ROCK

BUBBLE NOTES

Last 4 Byes

Last 4 IN     

First 4 OUT

Next 4 OUT

USC

Georgetown

Purdue

Stanford

Wichita State

Cincinnati

Alabama

Arkansas

Rhode Island

Utah State

Mississippi State

South Carolina

Virginia

Richmond

NC State

Memphis

Top Seed Line
Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga, San Diego State
Seed List

Breakdown by Conference …
Big Ten (10)
Big East (7)
Pac 12 (5)
Big 12 (5)
SEC (4)

ACC (4)
West Coast (3)
American (4)
Atlantic 10 (3)
Mountain West (2)

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