The B1G has shown incredible depth on the basketball court this season. There’s been no question that it’s the deepest league in college hoops.
But just how good is this conference from top to bottom? Well, it could have nearly double the number of NCAA Tournament teams by the end of the season as every other major conference in the sport.
According to college basketball writer Michael DeCourcy, 11 B1G teams would be in the tournament if the season ended today. For reference, he has the SEC and Big East each getting six teams into the dance and the Big 12 and ACC each having four teams in.
Here’s a look at where DeCourcy has those 11 teams seeded currently:
- No. 3 seed: Maryland
- No. 4 seed: Illinois
- No. 4 seed: Penn State
- No. 5 seed: Iowa
- No. 5 seed: Michigan State
- No. 7 seed: Rutgers
- No. 7 seed: Ohio State
- No. 9 seed: Indiana
- No. 9 seed: Wisconsin
- No. 11 seed: Michigan
- No. 11 seed: Purdue
The only three teams DeCourcy does not have currently in the mix are Nebraska, Northwestern and Minnesota.
Obviously, there’s still a month of the regular season remaining and conference tournaments on the schedule. A lot can change over the course of those six weeks. Nonetheless, the B1G is in great shape heading towards March.