Your latest look at Big Ten tournament scenarios

Your latest look at Big Ten tournament scenarios

One week from today, the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off in Washington D.C.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the latest Big Ten tourney scenarios for all 14 teams. As of right now, just two teams are locked into seeds: No. 1 Purdue and No. 14 Rutgers.

1. Purdue (13-4)
Clinched #1 seed and double bye

2. Wisconsin (11-5)
Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final 2 games (home vs Iowa and Minnesota)
Clinch double bye with 1 win in its final 2 games
Could fall as low as #6 seed with 2 losses + tiebreakers

3. Maryland (11-6)
Clinches #2 seed with win vs Michigan State + Minnesota loss vs Nebraska + 2 Wisconsin losses
Clinches double bye with win vs Michigan State
Could fall as low as #6 with a loss + tiebreakers

4. Michigan State (10-6)
Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final 2 games (at Illinois and Maryland) + 1 Wisconsin loss
Clinches double bye and no worse than #3 seed with wins in its final 2 games
Could lose both games and be seeded anywhere from #4 to #7 in that scenario

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5. Minnesota (10-6)
Can be as high as #2 seed with wins in its final 2 games (home vs Nebraska and at Wisconsin) + tiebreakers
Clinches double bye with wins in its final 2 games
Could fall as low as #7 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

6. Michigan (9-7)
Can be as high as #4 seed with wins in its final 2 games (at Northwestern and Nebraska) + 2 Minnesota losses + 1 MSU loss OR wins in its final 2 games + 2 MSU losses + 2 Wisconsin losses
Can’t finish higher than #6 with a loss at Northwestern tonight
Could fall as low as #8 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

7. Northwestern (9-7)
Can be as high as #4 seed with wins in its final 2 games (home vs Michigan and Purdue) + several tiebreakers
Can’t finish lower than #6 with a win vs Michigan tonight
Can’t finish higher than #7 with a loss vs Michigan tonight
Could fall as low as #9 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

8. Iowa (8-8)
Locked into single bye
Can be as high as #6 seed with wins in its final 2 games (at Wisconsin and home vs Penn State) + tiebreakers
Can be as low as #10 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

9. Illinois (7-9)
Can clinch single bye with 1 win in its final 2 games (home vs MSU and at Rutgers)
Can be as high as #7 with wins in its final 2 games + 2 Northwestern losses + 1 Iowa loss
Can be as low as #13 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

10. Ohio State (7-10)
Can clinch single bye with win vs Indiana + 1 Nebraska loss
Can be as high as #9 seed with win vs Indiana + tiebreakers
Can be as low as #12 seed with loss + tiebreakers

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11. Nebraska (6-10)
Can clinch single bye with wins in its last 2 games (at Minnesota and vs. Michigan)
Can be as high as #8 seed with 2 wins + tiebreakers
Can be as low as #13 with 2 losses + tiebreakers

12. Indiana (6-11)
Can clinch single bye with win at Ohio State + 2 Nebraska losses
Can be as high as #9 seed with win + tiebreakers
Can be as low as #13 seed with loss + tiebreakers

13. Penn State (6-11)
Can clinch #10 seed and single bye with win at Iowa + 2 Illinois losses + Indiana loss + Nebraska loss. Will be play on Wednesday under any other scenario
Can be as high as #10 seed with win + tiebreakers
Will be #13 seed with loss

14. Rutgers (2-15)
Locked into #14 seed
Will play on Wednesday vs #11 seed no matter what

Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher

Harold Shelton III is a BTN Studio Researcher who writes up weekly stats for BTN & BTN.com. Follow his work on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys.

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