Bracketology: A look at experts' mock brackets as we head to Indy

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Bracketology: A look at experts' mock brackets as we head to Indy

The regular season is over. Let’s check to see how the Big Ten looks in the mock brackets of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.

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Indiana was a big winner this week. Conversely, Michigan has fallen off the brackets and will have work to do in the Big Ten tourney. So, for now, the Big Ten is a six-bid league.

JERRY PALM
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 Hampton, West
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Yale, South
No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Hofstra, Midwest
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Akron, East
No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 , Cincinnati/Vanderbilt play-in, West
No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Saint Joseph’s, South

View Palm’s full bracketology.

As you can see, Michigan is out of the bracket, listed among Palm’s “first four out.” Last week, the Wolverines were a No. 10 and slotted for a play-in game. Michigan State and Purdue didn’t see their seeds change. Maryland and Iowa dropped a spot, while Indiana and Wisconsin moved up a spot.

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JOE LUNARDI
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville, East
No. 3 Indiana vs. No. 14 Northern Iowa, Midwest
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Stephen F. Austin, South
No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock, East
No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Monmouth, West
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 UConn/St. Bonaventure play-in, West

View Lunardi’s full bracketology.

Like Palm, Lunardi has Michigan among his “first four out.” The Wolverines were a No. 11 last week playing in a play-in game. Michigan State and Purdue didn’t see their seeds change. Indiana is up two spots. Iowa and Maryland each fell a spot. Wisconsin is one slot higher.

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