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How many Big 10 teams will make the NCAA Tournament

How Many Big 10 Teams will Make the NCAA Tournament


It’s time for March Madness! The chaos has already started with conference tournaments. Will your favorite team make college basketball‘s biggest tournament? One of the top conferences in the country is the Big Ten. How many Big 10 teams will make the NCAA Tournament? Here’s what you need to know.

Big Ten Teams Projected to Make the Tournament

Fans are tracking the latest bracketology trying to figure out how many Big Ten teams will get in. The latest projections have the Big Ten getting strong representation in March Madness. College basketball analysts are projecting nine teams from the conference will make the NCAA Tournament.

It looks like Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, and Rutgers are in for now. Rutgers and Penn State are sitting on the bubble and some projections have them as two of the last four teams in. But after Penn State’s run to the Big Ten finals, they should be solidly in.

Squads like the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines find themselves on the outside looking in after disappointing seasons. Michigan went 17-15 overall and lost their first game in the 2023 Big Ten Tournament. The Ohio State Buckeyes shocked Iowa in their first game in the conference tournament, but ultimately could not get by Purdue to cement a Cinderella run.

Big Ten Conference Potential Number 1 Seeds

With nine Big Ten teams potentially getting in, will any of the Big Ten schools be a number 1 seed? Purdue is sitting at a number 2 seed after a strong season. That could change if the Boilermakers win the Big Ten Championship today against Penn State. Purdue won the Big Ten regular season crown at 15-5 in conference play. 

Zach Edey averaged 21.9 points per game and added 12.8 rebounds per game to lead the team. Purdue is the top squad as the conference hopes to send nine teams to the NCAA Tournament.

Projections for the Big 12, Big East, West Coast Conference, and More

What about the rest of the teams in this year’s tournament? What college basketball teams from which conferences will fill the bracket? Projections have the SEC with a strong showing of eight teams.

The Big 12 is also expected to get around eight teams in the tournament. The ACC and Big East are hoping to get five in while the Pac-12 is expecting a low number of three teams in the NCAA Tournament.

How Many Big 10 Teams will Make the NCAA Tournament FAQs

How many Big Ten teams will make the tourney?

Projections have the Big Ten’s number at nine. It could change based on the results of the conference tournament.

What conferences will have the most teams in the tournament?

The conferences expected to have the most teams in are the Big Ten, SEC, and Big 12. The ACC and Big East will follow.

When is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is on March 12, 2023. The full bracket for the big dance will be revealed at 6 p.m. eastern time on CBS.

When does the NCAA Tournament start?

The NCAA Tournament starts with the First Four games that begin on Tuesday, March 14. The First Round begins on Thursday, March 16.

Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.