Mock brackets: Where do Big Ten teams land?

It’s that time of the week, time to look at the mock brackets. And the Big Ten remains well-represented with seven teams in each of the mock brackets that I check each week. The only conference with more bids is the Big East, which has eight or nine tourney teams—depending on the bracket you check.

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Michigan a No. 1 in the Midwest playing North Carolina Central.
Indiana a No. 2 in the Midwest playing Montana.
Michigan State a No. 3 in the East playing Stony Brook.
Ohio State a No. 4 in the South playing Louisiana Tech.
Minnesota a No. 4 in the East playing Southern Miss.
Wisconsin a No. 6 in the West playing Arizona State.
Illinois a No. 7 in the East playing Colorado.

In Joe Lunardi’s bracket for ESPN
Michigan leads the way as a No. 1 seed in the Midwest playing Charleston Southern/Norfolk State.
Indiana is a No. 2 in the East playing Florida Gulf Coast.
Michigan State is a No. 3 in the South playing Harvard.
Ohio State is a No. 4 in the West playing Akron.
Minnesota is a No. 5 in the East playing Arizona State/Temple.
Wisconsin is a No. 8 in the South playing Pitt.
Illinois is a No. 11 in the West playing UNLV.

In the Sporting News bracket
Michigan and Indiana are No. 1 seeds. Michigan State is a No. 3; Ohio State and Minnesota are No. 4s; Wisconsin is a No. 7; Illinois is a No. 9. No opponents are projected.

In the SI.com bracket
Michigan is a No. 1 in the Midwest playing North Carolina Central/Florida Gulf Coast.
Indiana is No. 2 in the East playing Stony Brook.
Michigan State is No. 3 in the South playing Stephen F. Austin.
Ohio State is No. 5 in the Midwest playing North Carolina.
Minnesota is No. 5 in the South playing Oklahoma State/St. John’s.
Wisconsin is No. 8 in the South playing Notre Dame.
Illinois is No. 10 in the West playing Cincinnati.

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Cliff on 1/29/2013 @ 4:06pm EDT Said:

Indiana is #3 in the nation, and a number 2 in all the brackets?