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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Illinois a 3 seed in Jerry Palm's first bracket.
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Here is a look at the first projected bracket of the season. Only Kansas remains from the preseason No. 1 seeds. Of the others, Indiana and Louisville are not far behind, but Kentucky is down to a 10-seed. Duke is the overall No. 1 in this bracket.

There is no bubble report yet though. It’s too early. That will start with the next bracket, which will be shortly after the BCS title game.

As always, the “projected champion” for each league is the team that currently has the fewest conference losses, with ties broken by RPI.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Illinois a 3 seed in Jerry Palm's first bracket.
It would be wonderful if this was mid-March. I am still optomistic and pessimistic at the same time with this team. There are obvious weaknesses, but some very good strengths. I would be very happy with a top 4 seed, even if it meant we were shipped out West.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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So much basketball left to play...I'm excited to see how we do in a very tough conf. Indiana, Mich, OSU, MSU, all could be FF material this year.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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It would be wonderful if this was mid-March. I am still optomistic and pessimistic at the same time with this team. There are obvious weaknesses, but some very good strengths. I would be very happy with a top 4 seed, even if it meant we were shipped out West.
Yes. Groce is over-achieving with this team thus far. We are 2 last second shots away from 2 more losses to mid major squads. I expect us to be in the tournament, but I would be ecstatic with a 6 seed or lower. In conference, I'm not sure Ohio State and Michigan State are as good as predicted. So we may be able to challenge them (and Minnesota) for third place behind IU and UM.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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I have a feeling that if Kansas State and Illinois both made the tournament, the path to playing each other would be quite short.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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I won't get excited until I see the Illini projected in a bracket that plays in Austin or Dallas. Then I'll be as happy as a little girl, or rather, me if I were 25 years younger.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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I have a feeling that if Kansas State and Illinois both made the tournament, the path to playing each other would be quite short.
I've been thinking the same!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:59 PM   #8
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I'm just enjoying the season . . . .

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:05 AM   #9
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I'm just enjoying the season . . . .
Hopefully, it remains enjoyable. Even or better in the Big Ten. Maybe a BTT title (what are the odds?), a spot in March Madness.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:43 AM   #10
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Wow no Wisky just seems odd

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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I have a feeling that if Kansas State and Illinois both made the tournament, the path to playing each other would be quite short.
I feel that this is a likely outcome. If both teams make the tournament, the NCAA will probably make sure that Illinois and KSU will meet in the second round assuming that both win their first games.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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Too bad that isnt the actual bracket....lol
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Too early for me to care. Nice to see we are getting love, but not putting any stock in it yet. Just enjoying the season game by game.
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