Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, January 19, 2015

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March Madness isn?t too far away, believe it or not. How do the top bracket experts size up the Big Ten when it comes to NCAA tourney bids? Take a look at the Coke (Lunardi) and Pepsi (Palm) of bracketology.

It?s difficult to quibble with anything I saw. But I was a bit surprised that Palm didn?t have Maryland as a No. 2. As for Lunardi, I'm not sure what Ohio State has done to merit inclusion.

Joe Lunardi,
Wisconsin, No. 2 seed in Midwest
Maryland, No. 2 seed in East
Michigan State, No. 8 seed in Midwest
Indiana, No. 8 seed in South
Iowa, No. 9 seed in East
Ohio State, No. 9 seed in West

Jerry Palm,
Wisconsin, No. 2 in the East
Maryland, No. 3 in Midwest
Iowa, No. 7 in South
Michigan State, No. 8 in South
Indiana, No. 9 in Midwest

Palm has Ohio State among his ?first four out? of the bracket