With the Big Ten moving closer to the end of the regular season and 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 Tuesday'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 night of Tuesday, 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 (3/3):
Since Sunday, there have been no changes in the #1 through #3 seeds, but there was some rotation for the #4 seed. As mentioned last time, the race for the double-bye is incredibly close and Iowa is only a half a game ahead of Michigan State and Ohio State. If the Spartans and Buckeyes win their next game
There also were not too many changes in the middle group. One thing worth noting is that Michigan and all the teams below them in the standings are now locked out of the #7 seed. This is important as any team that ends up as a #8 or #9 seed would likely have to play Wisconsin on Friday in a pretty challenging matchup.
The one other change in the bracket was with Northwestern's win over Michigan on Tuesday night, which moved them up to #11 in bracket and set them up for a matchup with Rutgers in what looks like a very winnable game on paper. Northwestern is very much alive for the #10 seed as well and could grab the #9 seed with some help from Rutgers on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
BTPowerhouse will have more bracket updates as the week continues so stay tuned.