Badger Bracketology: Wisconsin in March Madness VIII

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That one seed still looks like a possibility with teams at the top dropping. And good for Nebraska. They turned it around after that tough loss to Illinois last week.

Let’s see what the experts have to say this week.

CBS Sports (March 6)

  • Wisconsin – Midweste #2 seed against North Carolina Central (in Milwaukee).
  • Michigan – West #2 seed against UC-Irvine.
  • Michigan State – South #4 seed against Stephen F. Austin.
  • Ohio State – Midwest #6 seed against Arkansas.
  • Iowa – South #7 seed against Pittsburgh.       
  • Nebraska – Midwest #12 seed play-in game against Providence. Winner plays North Carolina.
  • Minnesota – First Four Out.

ESPN – (March 6)

  • Wisconsin – Midwest #2 seed against UC-Irvine (in Milwaukee).
  • Michigan – South #3 seed against Vermont.
  • Michigan State – West #4 seed against Toledo.
  • Iowa – East #6 seed against Saint Joseph’s.
  • Ohio State – West #6 seed against Xavier.
  • Nebraska – Midwest #11 seed play-in game against Arkansas. Winner plays Texas.
  • Minnesota – First Four Out.

Sports Illustrated (March 3)

  • Wisconsin – Midwest #2 seed against Boston U.
  • Michigan – East #3 seed against Belmont.
  • Michigan State – South #5 seed against Harvard.
  • Iowa – West #7 seed against Oklahoma State.
  • Ohio State – South #7 seed against Oregon.
  • Minnesota – First Four Out.
  • Nebraska – First Four Out.

Sporting News (March 3)

  • Wisconsin - #1 seed. Could play North Carolina Central, Georgia State, Weber State, High Point, Mercer, or Texas Southern.
  • Michigan – #3 seed.
  • Michigan State – #4 seed.
  • Iowa – #5 seed.
  • Ohio State – #8 seed.
  • Minnesota – #12 seed.
  • Nebraska – Bubble Team

Shelby’s Bracket WAG – (March 6)

  • Wisconsin – South #2 seed against Davidson (in Milwaukee).
  • Michigan – West #2 seed against Georgia State.
  • Michigan State – East #4 seed against Harvard.
  • Ohio State – East #6 seed against UW-Green Bay.
  • Iowa – East #8 seed against SMU.
  • Minnesota – Midwest #12 play-in game against Pittsburgh. Winner plays UCLA.
  • Nebraska – South #12 play-in game against Dayton. Winner plays North Carolina.

It’s starting to look like Milwaukee is going to happen for the first two games and then Indy is looking likely for the next potential rounds. That’s the ideal scenario. It’s also cool to see a one-seed in there, but I’m still thinking it’s a two-seed unless Wisconsin wins the B1G tourney, which is definitely possible.

Minnesota and Nebraska are also firmly on the bubble, but I like the idea of all seven potentially making it. Would make the first four games much more entertaining for B1G fans.

Jay Swenson

About Jay Swenson

Jay is a Badger fan currently living in Central Illinois. He has written for several newspapers as a freelance writer, and was the Western Illinois basketball beat writer while in graduate school.

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