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ESPN Bracketology: Latest update after upset-filled week in Big Ten

It was a week full of upsets in the Big Ten. Purdue, Illinois and Wisconsin, who have been at the top of the Big Ten standings for much of the season, all dropped games.

The most notable upset came on Sunday when Ohio State beat Purdue in its first game since firing head coach Chris Holtmann.

Penn State also pulled off an upset on its home floor Wednesday night, erasing a seven-point Illinois lead with less than a minute left to take home a 90-89 victory.

See how did these upsets affect NCAA tournament projections in Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology update?  Lunardi is one of the best NCAA tournament bracket experts in the business, and he updated his predictions for who would make the field of 68 on Friday morning.

Purdue (24-3) - Top Overall Seed

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 1 – Midwest Region (Indianapolis)
Opponent | No. 16 seed (winner of Merrimack vs. Norfolk State)

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | at Northwestern, at Nebraska, at Ohio State
Best Win(s) | Arizona, Marquette, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Illinois, at Rutgers, Northwestern, at Wisconsin

Illinois (19-7)

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 4 – South Region (Spokane)
Opponent | No. 13 seed Auburn

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | Marquette, at Tennessee, at Purdue, Maryland, at Northwestern, at Michigan State, at Penn State
Best Win(s) | FAU, at Rutgers, Missouri, Northwestern, Michigan State, Indiana, Nebraska

Wisconsin (18-9)

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 5 – West Region (Los Angeles)
Opponent | No. 12 seed Richmond

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | Tennessee, at Providence, at Arizona, at Penn State, at Nebraska, Purdue, at Michigan, at Rutgers, at Iowa
Best Win(s) | Virginia, Marquette, at Michigan State, Nebraska, at Ohio State, Northwestern, at Minnesota, Michigan State

Michigan State (17-10)

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 7 – South Region (Indianapolis)
Opponent | No. 10 seed Virginia

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | James Madison, Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin, at Nebraska, at Northwestern, at Illinois, at Wisconsin, at Minnesota, Iowa
Best Win(s) | Baylor, Butler, Rutgers, Minnesota, at Maryland, Maryland, Illinois, at Penn State

Northwestern (19-8) - Last Four Byes

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 10 – Midwest Region (Indianapolis)
Opponent | No. 7 seed Washington State

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | Chicago State, Mississippi State, at Illinois, at Wisconsin, at Nebraska, at Purdue, at Minnesota, at Rutgers
Best Win(s) | Purdue, Dayton, Arizona State, Michigan State, at Penn State, Illinois, Ohio State, Nebraska, at Indiana

Nebraska (19-8) - Last Four Byes

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Bracketology Breakdown

Seeding | No. 10 – West Region (Omaha)
Opponent | No. 7 seed Florida

The season so far

Key Loss(es) | UConn, Auburn, Kansas, at Wisconsin, at Iowa, at Rutgers, at Maryland, at Illinois, at Northwestern
Best Win(s) | Maryland, at Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin, at Indiana

Story originally appeared on Buckeye Wire