On Sunday morning, ESPN updated its bracketology for the 2020-’21 college basketball season and nine Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut. Although the conference might not have as many bubble drama as in years past, it’s set for an absolutely dynamic group to enter the field.
Here is how the Big Ten was projected.
Big Ten In 3/14 ESPN Bracketology By Seed:
- No. 1 - Illinois
- No. 1 - Michigan
- No. 2 - Iowa
- No. 2 - Ohio State
- No. 4 - Purdue
- No. 7 - Wisconsin
- No. 9 - Rutgers
- No. 10 - Maryland (Last Four Byes)
- No. 11 - Michigan State (Last Four Byes)
That’s an incredible performance for the league. In fact, it’s historically great as the league is set to have the most combined one and two seeds for any conference in history. And when you consider other teams like Purdue and Wisconsin could also enter in decent position, it’s hard not to be excited about this.
It’s also worth mentioning that Maryland and Michigan State are currently both projected to make the field pretty comfortably. Both fanbases were a little concerned about their positioning a few weeks ago, but it seems like they’ll make it without much drama.
You can see the full field here.