Bracketology: Here's our latest Big Ten bracket check

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Bracketology: Here's our latest Big Ten bracket check

Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten in the projected NCAA tourney brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.

Each expert has the same seven Big Ten teams in their most recent bracket: Purdue, Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Northwestern, Minnesota and Michigan. The highest seed: Purdue at No. 4 by Palm; Lunardi has Purdue and Wisconsin at No. 4.

Here is a look at Palm’s full bracket.

And here’s where Palm has Big Ten teams in his latest bracket, released Friday.

No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Valparaiso in the West
No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 12 Nevada in the South
No. 6 Minnesota vs. No. 11 Providence/Wake Forest in the South
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee in the West
No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 VCU, in the Midwest
No. 9 Michigan vs. No. 8 Miami (Fla.) in the South
No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Xavier in the East

Here is a look at Lunardi’s full bracket, released Thursday.

And here’s where Lunardi has Big Ten teams in his bracket.

No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Vermont in the Midwest
No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington in the East
No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee in the West
No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 TCU in the East
No. 7 Minnesota vs. No. 10 Cal in the South
No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Xavier in the Midwest
No. 10 Michigan vs. No. 7 South Carolina in the West

Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer

About Tom Dienhart: BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men's basketball for BTN.com and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, and send him questions to his weekly mailbag.

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