2/8 Polls - Illinois #6 in AP Poll

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Well, we beat Indiana 2 as their only two loses in 89 and they won the conference but we both got 1 seeds. Given the choice of winning the league and winning the NCAA championship, I will naturally take the NCAA as I bet you would. LOL
Indiana won the conference that year with 3 losses (twice to us, once @Iowa). Regarding tournament seeds ...

1 Illinois
2 Indiana
3 Michigan
4 Iowa
11 Minnesota

I believe Knight made a big fuss about the seeding, arguing IU deserved the 1 as conference champs.
 
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Indiana won the conference that year with 3 losses (twice to us, once @Iowa). Regarding tournament seeds ...

1 Illinois
2 Indiana
3 Michigan
4 Iowa
11 Minnesota

I believe Knight made a big fuss about the seeding, arguing IU deserved the 1 as conference champs.
Really shows how stacked the B1G is this year.

Based simply on KenPom, here’s where B1G teams would be seeded if the season ended today (while leaving 30 spots open for conference champs):

1 Michigan
1 Illinois
2 Iowa
2 Ohio State
3 Wisconsin
6 Purdue
6 Rutgers
7 Indiana

With Minnesota & Maryland right on the edge of getting in.
 
#56      
Based simply on KenPom, here’s where B1G teams would be seeded if the season ended today

It'd be interesting to know how KenPom's algorithm would have ranked teams going into the 1989 tournament. Back then, there were only 10 conference teams, so obviously the volume wouldn't match up.
 
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Indiana won the conference that year with 3 losses (twice to us, once @Iowa). Regarding tournament seeds ...

1 Illinois
2 Indiana
3 Michigan
4 Iowa
11 Minnesota

I believe Knight made a big fuss about the seeding, arguing IU deserved the 1 as conference champs.
I stand corrected, I thought IU went 16-2. I do remember Wisky kicking our butt by 20 before we went on our winning streak which carried into the tourney
 
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It'd be interesting to know how KenPom's algorithm would have ranked teams going into the 1989 tournament. Back then, there were only 10 conference teams, so obviously the volume wouldn't match up.
That was so long ago that Rutgers and Penn State were both in the A-10. Now here they are 32 years later in the B1G.
 
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