With the Big Ten moving closer to the end of the regular season and the Big Ten Tournament, we will be updating our 2015 Big Ten Tournament bracket more often. Instead of a weekly update, we will be updating our bracket on a daily basis with updates coming after each set of games have concluded. As such, we will take a look at the bracket following Sunday's set of games.
The concept is pretty simple. Each time, BTP will breakdown how the Big Ten Tournament projects as of that moment. For instance, today's bracket will be set as of the morning of Monday, March 3, 2015. I have taken the liberty of looking at the Big Ten records and using the Big Ten tiebreaker scenarios to see where teams will land. Things will certainly move, but it is still interesting to see as of this moment. Let's take a look.
2015 B1G Tournament Bracket (3/2):
Overall, despite a weekend filled with some exciting conference battles, there wasn't much change in the overall seeding since Friday. In fact, the only change was Nebraska and Northwestern swapping the #11 seed, with the Cornhuskers now taking the prize.
However, there are a few notable things here. First, with Wisconsin's win on Sunday, they only need one win or a Maryland loss to clinch the #1 seed in the conference tournament. Since the Terps have the tiebreaker over the Badgers, the #1 seed is technically still in play, though it's unlikely that Wisconsin will lose out.
The other thing that's really interesting about this seeding is that Iowa, Michigan State, and Ohio State are all currently tied for the #4 seed. Though Michigan State has already clinched the tiebreaker over both Iowa and Ohio State, the #4 seed is clearly still in play as the Spartans get both Purdue and Indiana this week. It's also a pretty important race as the winner of this race avoids having to play on Thursday, which could be big for making a deep run in Chicago.
BTPowerhouse will have more bracket updates as the week continues so stay tuned.