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TCR Bracketology 2/9: Guess Who's Back?

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Back Again...

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After a much needed road win in East Lansing, the Illini have made their way back into tournament talk.  Their work is not done however, as the magic number of "20" regular season wins needs to be obtained to establish any sort of security about a post-season birth.  With four VERY win-able home games left on the schedule, and a few tough road games along the way, the Illini control their own destiny from this point forward.

Let's take a look at the entire NCAA Tournament Prediction Bracket:

(1) Midwest Bracket
Cleveland, OH

(2)West Bracket
Los Angeles, CA

(3) East Bracket
Syracuse, NY

(4) South Bracket
Houston, TX

Louisville, KY
Seattle, WA
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
#1 Kentucky Wildcats #1 Arizona Wildcats #1 Virginia Cavaliers #1 Wisconsin Badgers
#16 St. Francis / UC Irvine Anteaters #16 North Florida #16 Coastal Carolina / Texas Southern #16 Colgate Raiders
#8 Harvard Crimson #8 Ole Miss Rebels #8 Georgetown Hoyas #8 Xavier Cavaliers
#9 Indiana Hoosiers #9 San Diego State Aztecs #9 Texas Longhorns #9 Georgia Bulldogs
Seattle, WA
Columbus, OH
Louisville, KY
Jacksonville, FL
#5 Cincinnati Bearcats #5 Ohio State Buckeyes #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish #5 Butler Bulldogs
#12 Buffalo Bulls #12 Wisconsin Green-Bay #12 Florida Gators #12 Dayton Flyers/UCLA Bruins
#4 Iowa State Cyclones #4 North Carolina Tar Heels #4 Wichita State Shockers #4 VCU Rams
#13 S.F. Austin Lumberjacks #13 Iona Gales #13 Wofford Terriers #13 Murray State Racers
Columbus, OH
Jacksonville, FL
Portland, OR
Pittsburgh, PA
#6 Arkansas Razorbacks #6 Maryland Terrapins #6 Northern Iowa #6 Providence Friars
#11 Temple Owls #11 Texas A&M Aggies #11 Illinois Fighting Illini #11 Michigan State Spartans
#3 Oklahoma Sooners #3 Baylor Bears #3 Utah Utes #3 Louisville Cardinals
#14 Albany Great Danes #14 Miami-Florida Hurricanes/LSU Tigers #14 Georgia State Panthers #14 William&Mary Tribe
Omaha, NE
Portland, OR
Omaha, NE
Pittsburgh, PA
#7 Iowa Hawkeyes #7 Southern Methodist Mustangs #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys #7 West Virginia Mountaineers
#10 Tulsa Golden Hurricane #10 Stanford Cardinal #10 Colorado State Rams #10 Old Dominion
#2 Duke Blue Devils #2 Gonzaga Bulldogs #2 Kansas Jayhawks #2 Villanova Wildcats
#15 South Dakota St. #15 Eastern Washington #15 New Mexico State #15 NC Central

Last 4 In:

1) Florida Gators

2) UCLA Bruins

3) Miami (FL) Hurricanes

4) LSU Tigers

First 4 Out:

1) Purdue Boilermakers

2) Clemson Tigers

3) St. Johns Red Storm

4) Seton Hall Pirates

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Bids by conference:

B1G, B12, SEC 7
ACC 6
Big East 5
AAC, PAC12

4

A10, Mtn. West, MVC 2
Others 1

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And if the Big Ten Tournament were to start today, here's what that bracket seedings would look like.  Mind you, with 10 teams within 3 games of each other...this could change in a heartbeat.

Bracket can be found here

1) Wisconsin Badgers 2) Maryland Terrapins 3) Ohio State Buckeyes 4) Indiana Hoosiers

5) Purdue Boilermakers 6) Iowa Hawkeyes 7) Michigan State Spartans 8) Illinois Fighting Illini

9) Michigan Wolverines 10) Nebraska Cornhuskers 11) Minnesota Golden Gophers 12) Penn State Nittany Lions

13) Rutgers Scarlet Knights 14) Northwestern Wildcats