the bracket matrix was updated today. 55 of the 69 brackets have been updated post-OSU victory. michigan is a 3 seed overall, the last of the 3 seeds. it has an average of seed of 3.4. however, the average is largely dragged down by the 14 brackets that have not updated post-OSU. consider, in the post-OSU 55 brackets:
- 4 have michigan as a 5 seed
- 3 have michigan as a 4 seed
- 48 have michigan as a 3 seed
in the pre-OSU brackets:
- 11 have michigan as a 5 seed
- 1 has michigan as a 4 seed
- 2 have michigan as a 3 seed
also, georgetown, the best of the 3 seeds has an average seed of 3.0. in contrast, wisconsin, the best 4 seed has an average seed of 4.2. indiana, the worst 4 seed, has an average seed of 4.5.
if we win at n'western tonight, we're probably assured of no worse than a 4 seed. n'western is in 50 of the 55 recently updated brackets and averages about a 12 seed. they're also 40 in the RPI, which means at a win would be another top 50 RPI win without the risk of the win pushing n'western from the top 50, as our win against illinois did.
also, root for purdue. their RPI is 51 so a hot streak from them gets us another top 50 victory.