Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
Whoaa. Hang on there a tad. As of now the middle is looking pretty dang good. That would be teams 5-8 in the standings. 8 is Minnesota who are playing their way off the bubble. If anything Nebraska and Penn State are the bottom feeders.
Lest we not forget Illinois not only beat IU.......but they won at Gonzaga and beat Butler in Hawaii.
And what about Iowa?
Not to mention that Northwestern - which lost three significant contributors for the season - and Penn State - which lost potential All Big Ten PG Tim Frazier for the season - wouldn't be gimmes at all if healthy.
I agree with you about Iowa as the wild card.
I also agree with you about the tourney as the ultimate "report card." But if the tourney games are officiated ACC style - very little physicality allowed - Big Ten and, for that matter, Big East teams could be in trouble.