February 27th, 2013 at 1:40 AM ^

A lot can happen from now until tourney time. All Michigan can do is win every game.

And the good thing is, IF Michigan wins out, they'll easily get a 1 seed. Woo!



February 27th, 2013 at 3:36 AM ^

All that matters are those games vs MSU and IU.  We could be ranked #1 right now but if we lose both, we're down to a 2 or possibly a high 3.


February 27th, 2013 at 9:35 AM ^

Err, we also need to beat Penn State and Purdue on the road.  I know they sound like "gimmies" but Illinois and now Minnesota have both taken down #1 Indiana, so, road games are tough.  There are no gimmies in the Big Ten this year, even Penn State only lost by 8 at our place!

Every game is important from hereon out (not that it wasn't before, it's just, a bit more important now).


February 27th, 2013 at 8:55 AM ^

Over at TeamRankings, they still have Michigan as a #3, but rather than a take a snapshot as Lunardi does, they run simulated seasons and take the average rankings from those. As far as I can tell, they do it every couple days as results and statistics update for teams. For the Big Ten, here's what their seeding projections look like this morning:

#1 - Indiana (projected record of 26-5, 67% chance of being a 1-seed)

#3 - Michigan (projected record of 26-5, 8% chance of being a 1-seed, but 82% chance of being a top 4 seed)

#3 - Michigan State (projected record of 24-7, 4% chance of being a 1-seed, but 78% chance of a top 4 spot)

They also have Wisconsin as a #4 with about a 50/50 shot at being a top 4 seed. They put Minnesota as a #5, Ohio State as a #6 and Illinois as a potential #9. 



February 27th, 2013 at 11:29 AM ^

There is still a lot of basketball left to be played.  My recommendation: become the world's biggest BYU fan tomorrow, and hope that BYU or St Mary''s can beat Gonzaga in the WCC tournament.  Gonzaga is a top 25 team that is getting a #1 seed because they haven't cut their fingers squashing any WCC tomato cans this season.

San Diego Mick

February 27th, 2013 at 11:45 AM ^

the moment they have to play a decent team in the Tourney, they will lose.

I'm thinking they don't make it past the round of no sweet sixteen for them, it's going to be tough for them when all of the sudden they play someone who has any game on a thurs/sat or fri/sun. But of course that will depend on how easy their bracket could be.