With Big Ten conference play officially starting last week, it's officially time for the BTPowerhouse Big Ten Tournament bracketology to start rolling out. It may seem a bit early, but really, is it ever too early to start looking at the standings and seedings for the Big Ten Tournament?
The answer is no, people.
The concept of the bracket 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 Sunday, January 10, 2016. 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.
2016 Big Ten Tournament Bracket (1/10):
Of course, the first thing that has to be noted is that the margins are still razor thin right now. In fact, 12 teams are currently tied with someone in the standings and any movement from one group could massively realign the standings. Until each team gets a few more games in the books, things are going to be incredibly volatile.
At the top, it's kind of incredible to think that Indiana is currently the No. 1 seed. After all, this is the same Hoosier team that got blown out on the road against Duke and started the season at just 5-3. Nonetheless, with the blowout win over Ohio State on Sunday, Indiana is sitting pretty.
It's also worth noting that the top six seeded teams all are undefeated or have just one conference loss at this point. Considering that a bunch of these teams matchup in the next week or so, expect things to sort out a lot more. In particular, with Iowa and Maryland headed on the road, it will be interesting to see if those two can stay unbeaten.
The bottom is also particularly interesting, especially with Wisconsin so low. It might seem amazing given Wisconsin's strong history over the last decade, but the Badger are in tough waters right now. There's still plenty of time left, but if Wisconsin is going to make a run at the top, time is growing short. Already.
All told, it should be interesting to watch things sort out in the coming weeks.