Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
IU is going to have to have a winning record in their league. At least 8-8. And even with that, it's a crapshoot.
Well they play 18 games, so it will be at least 9-9.
When you say it's a crapshoot, do you think it would be a crapshoot for IU to get in if it is 9-9?
I'd strongly disagree with that assessment. First if the Minnesota loss at home ends up being the 2nd worst loss on the resume, than Indiana will have only one truly bad loss in the eyes of the committee. Minnesota is likely to finish with at least a winning record overall.
My guess is if IU gets to 9-9 that will be good enough for 6th in the B1G Ten.
I'd be surprised to see a team which finishes below 6th in the conference jump over IU, as again IU had the best non-conference wins aside from perhaps Ohio State. And I'd be quite surprised if the tournament was too selective to include the 6th ranked team in the best conference(statistically) when that team is at worst 22-10(with a loss in the first round of the B1G Ten Tournament) and has wins over Kentucky, Ohio State, and Michigan.