So heading into tomorrow's games, I think most fans will be rooting for Michigan and Ohio to win, so Michigan can hang a banner. I'm among that group. Get the sure banner for regular season co-champs.
But looking ahead to the B1G tourney, what determines seeding in the event of a 3-way tie at the top? I'm envisioning a world in which we could end up with the #3 seed if there's a 3-way tie, while if Michigan wins and State wins, MSU is the sure #1, and Michigan is the sure #2.
I think I read somewhere that State secured the #1 seed regardless, so it doesn't matter that much since #2 and #3 are on the same side of the bracket and if favorites all win they would have to play in the semi-final anyhow.
I guess the biggest reason it makes a difference is that first game. The #2 seed gets a first round bye and then likely plays Iowa, perhaps Northwestern. The #3 team, on the other hand, likely plays either Purdue or possibly Indiana in that game.
Again, I don't think the potential difficulty of that game is worth cheering for State instead of Ohio, but wondering if anyone knew how the tie-breakers work to see what the potential scenarios are.
One thing is for sure, UM cannot lay an egg at Penn State like they did earlier at Iowa or on senior night vs Purdue.