Big Ten Championship

Michigan State and Ohio State aren't just playing for the Big Ten title, but also a possible #1 seed. Photo courtesy Mike Carter/US Presswire

This article was published one hour before the Selection Show began. 66 of 68 teams were predicted correctly. Only Miami (Fl) and Mississippi did not make the tournament.’s Jerry Palm predicted 66 of 68. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi predicted 67 of 68.

Here it is, your final bracket projection! Well, okay, if Ohio State beats Michigan State, those two will be switched. But for now, I am operating under the assumption the Spartans will prevail. Maybe I just jinxed them.


Anyways, here are the noteworthy changes from this morning. St. Bonaventure stole the A-10 berth which means one less bubble team will be getting in (and, yes, Xavier is on the bubble). Like I said, if this were to happen, my predicted loser would be Cal. As you will notice, they are no longer in the field of 68.



◊ denotes Automatic Berth

⃝ denotes Bubble Team



1. Kentucky 1. Syracuse
16. Western Kentucky◊/Lamar 16. UNC-Asheville
8. Virginia 8. Gonzaga
9. Connecticut 9. Kansas State
5. Florida State 5. Indiana
12. Long Beach State 12. N.C. State⃝/South Florida
4. Wisconsin 4. Murray State
13. Colorado 13. Belmont
6. Memphis 6. Vanderbilt
11. VCU 11. St. Louis
3. Louisville 3. Duke
14. South Dakota St. 14. Long Island
7. San Diego St. 7. Notre Dame
10. Xavier 10. Colorado State
2. Baylor 2. Ohio State
15. Vermont 15. Loyola (Md.)



1. Michigan State 1. North Carolina
16. Montana 16. Norfolk St. ◊/Mississippi Valley St.
8. Purdue 8. UNLV
9. Harvard 9. Alabama
5. New Mexico 5. Creighton
12. Miami⃝/Mississippi 12. Southern Mississippi
4. Florida 4. Georgetown
13. St. Bonaventure 13. Davidson
6. Wichita State 6. Temple
11. West Virginia 11. BYU
3. Marquette 3. Michigan
14. Ohio 14. New Mexico State
7. St. Mary’s 7. Cincinnati
10. Iowa State 10. Texas
2. Missouri 2. Kansas
15. Detroit 15. Lehigh

Bryan’s Last Four Out: California, Drexel, Mississippi State, UCF
Bryan’s Next Four Out: Northwestern, Seton Hall, Iona, Washington


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