Badger Bracketology: Wisconsin in March Madness IV

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There’s going to be some movement this week, but watch out for next week when everyone has the Northwestern loss updated (and could even be a two loss week).

CBS Sports (January 27)

  • Wisconsin – South #3 seed against Stephen F. Austin.
  • Michigan State – Midwest #1 seed against Utah Valley.
  • Michigan – West #3 seed against Delaware.
  • Iowa – East #4 seed against Belmont.               
  • Ohio State – East #8 seed against UCLA.
  • Minnesota – West #8 seed against Gonzaga.

ESPN – (January 30)

  • Wisconsin – East #5 seed against Missouri.
  • Michigan State – Midwest #2 seed against North Carolina Central
  • Michigan – East #2 against Canisius.
  • Iowa – West #4 seed against North Dakota State.
  • Ohio State – West #8 seed against New Mexico.
  • Minnesota – Midwest #8 against VCU.

Sports Illustrated (January 27)

  • Wisconsin – Midwest #3 seed against Belmont.
  • Michigan State – South #2 seed against Northern Colorado.
  • Michigan – East #4 seed against Toledo.
  • Iowa – South #5 seed against winner of Oregon and Arizona State.
  • Ohio State – East #6 seed against North Carolina.
  • Minnesota – East #8 seed against Colorado

Sporting News (January 27)

  • Wisconsin - #3 seed. Could play Delaware, Iona, Stony Brook or Stephen F. Austin
  • Michigan State - #1 seed.
  • Michigan - #2 seed.
  • Iowa - #3 seed.
  • Ohio State - #8 seed.
  • Minnesota - #9 seed.
  • Illinois – Bubble Team
  • Indiana – Bubble Team

Shelby’s Bracket WAG – (January 30)

  • Wisconsin – East #4 seed against Boston.
  • Michigan State – Midwest #1 seed against winner of Robert Morris and Chattanooga.
  • Ohio State – West #9 seed against Xavier.
  • Iowa – South #5 seed against winner of Richmond and Missouri.
  • Michigan – West #2 seed against UC Irvine.
  • Minnesota – Midwest #7 seed against Oregon.
  • Indiana – Also considered
  • Illinois – Also considered
  • Purdue – Also considered

With the Northwestern game, I’d expect the Badgers to fall into the 4-5 seed range. They picked up enough big wins early that they can withstand a stretch like this, we just have to temper our expectations. What really hurts, though, is losing Milwaukee to both Michigan and Michigan State. Although, after last night, maybe being in-state doesn’t matter as much as it should…

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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