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Big Ten Has Eight In Latest Bracketology Update

Check out the latest from Joe Lunardi’s 2020 bracket

Texas Tech v Michigan State Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi upped a new mock 2020 bracket on Wednesday and the Big Ten again led the way with eight teams represented.

It was another indication that the Big Ten could be in for another strong year when March Madness comes around.

You can take a look at the entire bracket here. Below is how it shook out for the Big Ten seeding and match ups.


Team Seed Opponent
Team Seed Opponent
Michigan State 1 Delaware State/St. Francis PA
Maryland 3 Loyola-Chicago
Purdue 3 Northern Kentucky
Ohio State 4 College of Charleston
Penn State 8 Georgetown
Iowa 9 LSU
Michigan 9 Davidson
Wisconsin 10 Auburn
Minnesota First Four Out None
Illinois Next Four Out None

The bracket is mostly the same as the one released in June. There are a few key differences. Programs such as Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan all earned seed rises. Iowa fell from a 6-seed to a 9-seed. Wisconsin makes its first appearance of the off-season as a 10-seed. Minnesota was an 11-seed in a play-in game in June’s bracket, but now doesn’t appear at all. Indiana fell out of mention. And finally, Illinois appears as a “Next Four Out” team for the first time.

Of course, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, it appears likely again that 10-11 teams in the Big Ten are thinking about realistic chances to make the Big Dance.