Seeds are set, and so are the final rankings before the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten enters post-season play with one team in the top-ten and four teams ranked. Here's how the rankings look for the Big Ten:
Michigan State jumped significantly up the rankings this week and considering some of the comments out there, some may have pushed them even further.
1. Fla 2. Wich St 3. Ariz 4. Lou 5. Va 6. Mich St 7. Mich 8. Wisc 9. KU 10. Iowa St 11. Nova 12. Duke 13. Creighton 14. New Mex 15. Baylor— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 17, 2014
Moving up 11 spots in 1 week is incredible, however it happens. MSU beat Northwestern, Wisconsin, and then Michigan last week. Beating 2 ranked teams in a single week is never an easy task and the Spartans have cemented themselves as a tourney favorite.
Not too much changed here for the Big Ten, but Wisconsin did slide slightly after going 1-1 against Minnesota and MSU this week. That really is not a bad week all things considered so there should not be too many red flags in terms of the Badgers right now.
Probably the most notable thing about this week's poll is that SMU is ranked. This may not seem that interesting, but SMU was not selected to the NCAA Tournament. Yes, a ranked team will not be included in the big dance, which is astounding. Whether you value the rankings or not, that's not something you see everyday.