For most teams, the Big Ten regular season is down to just two or three games. There's still plenty on lying on the next week and a half of games, but by now, things are starting to look pretty set in the Big Ten Tournament bracket. Most teams have found their place and are setting up for some intriguing matchups.
With that, let's take a look at the Big Ten Tournament bracket.
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 Saturay, February 27, 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 (2/27):
At the top of the standings, not much moved since Friday's bracket. The most significant change was Iowa moving up to No. 4 with Maryland's loss on the road to Purdue. It's now a wide open battle for the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds and both Michigan State and Wisconsin are very much involved. With Iowa, MSU, and Wisconsin all playing on Sunday, things could be moving around even more shortly.
In the middle, there's still a tie between Michigan, Ohio State, and Purdue for No. 6 through No. 8. Obviously, given the tie, things could move around a even more going forward. One notable thing for the Wolverines is that with Penn State's recent turnaround, this might be a great matchup if Michigan winds up on the bubble since the Nittany Lions could now potentially be a top 100 RPI win.
At the bottom, Minnesota and Rutgers have both locked up bottom four seeds in the Big Ten Tournament. Additionally, Illinois looks like an odds on bet to land at No. 12. However, Northwestern's win on Saturday pushed the Wildcats up to No. 10 in the standings and out of Wednesday's games.
We'll have to see how next week impacts things, but it looks like an exciting race in the Big Ten.