Way to early conference predictions.

OhioBoiler51

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I know rosters aren’t finalized but I’m curious to see how everyone thinks the conference looks at this very moment.

my personal opinion

tier 1 (3 seeds or better in NCAAT)

1a - OSU
1b - Purdue

tier 2 (3 or 4 seed in NCAAT)

3 - Maryland

tier 3 (5 - 7 seed in NCAAT)

4 - Michigan
5 - Indiana

tier 4 (anywhere from making NCAAT to NIT)

6 - MSU
7 - Iowa
8 - Northwestern
9 - Illinois

tier 5 (NIT hopefuls)

10 - Wisconsin
11 - Nebraska
12 - Rutgers

tier 6 (bad but upset potential)

13 - Penn state

tier 7 - (free wins)

14 - Minnesota
 

Coach Geez

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I know rosters aren’t finalized but I’m curious to see how everyone thinks the conference looks at this very moment.

my personal opinion

tier 1 (3 seeds or better in NCAAT)

1a - OSU
1b - Purdue

tier 2 (3 or 4 seed in NCAAT)

3 - Maryland

tier 3 (5 - 7 seed in NCAAT)

4 - Michigan
5 - Indiana

tier 4 (anywhere from making NCAAT to NIT)

6 - MSU
7 - Iowa
8 - Northwestern
9 - Illinois

tier 5 (NIT hopefuls)

10 - Wisconsin
11 - Nebraska
12 - Rutgers

tier 6 (bad but upset potential)

13 - Penn state

tier 7 - (free wins)

14 - Minnesota
Flip Maryland and Purdue and put Michigan in Tier 1 and it's not a bad list
 
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Birnk403

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I know rosters aren’t finalized but I’m curious to see how everyone thinks the conference looks at this very moment.

my personal opinion

tier 1 (3 seeds or better in NCAAT)

1a - OSU
1b - Purdue

tier 2 (3 or 4 seed in NCAAT)

3 - Maryland

tier 3 (5 - 7 seed in NCAAT)

4 - Michigan
5 - Indiana

tier 4 (anywhere from making NCAAT to NIT)

6 - MSU
7 - Iowa
8 - Northwestern
9 - Illinois

tier 5 (NIT hopefuls)

10 - Wisconsin
11 - Nebraska
12 - Rutgers

tier 6 (bad but upset potential)

13 - Penn state

tier 7 - (free wins)

14 - Minnesota
A good list, but it’s wildly optimistic to put us at 5th. Everything has to fall just right to get to there, and that’s generally not the case with a program that requires a complete cultural overhaul.
 

OhioBoiler51

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A good list, but it’s wildly optimistic to put us at 5th. Everything has to fall just right to get to there, and that’s generally not the case with a program that requires a complete cultural overhaul.
Indiana added more talent than they lost while the teams 6-9 on my list lost more than they gained. A few weeks ago I would’ve had MSU up with Purdue and Ohio state but losing Watts and Henry hurts bad. They’ll need Christie to be as good as advertised
 

Birnk403

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Indiana added more talent than they lost while the teams 6-9 on my list lost more than they gained. A few weeks ago I would’ve had MSU up with Purdue and Ohio state but losing Watts and Henry hurts bad. They’ll need Christie to be as good as advertised
I place a much higher value on program culture as a huge key to winning, and ours needs a complete rebuild. Love Woodson, but culture creation takes time.
 
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MG80

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Outside top 6 (MSU is my guess at 6) the conference looks pretty weak, but still road games are always tough.
 
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TrojanFan004

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I know rosters aren’t finalized but I’m curious to see how everyone thinks the conference looks at this very moment.

my personal opinion

tier 1 (3 seeds or better in NCAAT)

1a - OSU
1b - Purdue

tier 2 (3 or 4 seed in NCAAT)

3 - Maryland

tier 3 (5 - 7 seed in NCAAT)

4 - Michigan
5 - Indiana

tier 4 (anywhere from making NCAAT to NIT)

6 - MSU
7 - Iowa
8 - Northwestern
9 - Illinois

tier 5 (NIT hopefuls)

10 - Wisconsin
11 - Nebraska
12 - Rutgers

tier 6 (bad but upset potential)

13 - Penn state

tier 7 - (free wins)

14 - Minnesota
Michigan has to be in the top tier. Maryland is tier 3 or lower imo.
 

Harry Hondo

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I place a much higher value on program culture as a huge key to winning, and ours needs a complete rebuild. Love Woodson, but culture creation takes time.
IU will likely see more guys on the floor that weren’t a part of last years negative IU culture. Sure we have other key guys from a losing program, but I would think that for most everyone it’s going to feel like a fresh start, especially after the COVID season. Fans in the stands and enthusiastic support will be very helpful, too.
 
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Birnk403

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IU will likely see more guys on the floor that weren’t a part of last years negative IU culture. Sure we have other key guys from a losing program, but I would think that for most everyone it’s going to feel like a fresh start, especially after the COVID season. Fans in the stands and enthusiastic support will be very helpful, too.
Hope you’re right, but rebuilds usually last longer than most fans expect them to.
 

mushroomgod_1

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Apr 9, 2012
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I know rosters aren’t finalized but I’m curious to see how everyone thinks the conference looks at this very moment.

my personal opinion

tier 1 (3 seeds or better in NCAAT)

1a - OSU
1b - Purdue

tier 2 (3 or 4 seed in NCAAT)

3 - Maryland

tier 3 (5 - 7 seed in NCAAT)

4 - Michigan
5 - Indiana

tier 4 (anywhere from making NCAAT to NIT)

6 - MSU
7 - Iowa
8 - Northwestern
9 - Illinois

tier 5 (NIT hopefuls)

10 - Wisconsin
11 - Nebraska
12 - Rutgers

tier 6 (bad but upset potential)

13 - Penn state

tier 7 - (free wins)

14 - Minnesota

Michigan
OSU
Purdue
MSU
IU
MD
Nebraska
Rutgers
Illinois
Wisconsin
Iowa
NW
PSU
Minn
 

T.M.P.

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01. Michigan
02. Maryland
03. Ohio St.
04. Purdue
05. Indiana
06. Michigan St.
07. Iowa
08. Illinois
09. Northwestern
10. Rutgers
11. Wisconsin
12. Nebraska
13. Penn st
14. Minnesota
 

Cavanagh.13

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Nov 6, 2019
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01. Michigan
02. Maryland
03. Ohio St.
04. Purdue
05. Indiana
06. Michigan St.
07. Iowa
08. Illinois
09. Northwestern
10. Rutgers
11. Wisconsin
12. Nebraska
13. Penn st
14. Minnesota
MI and IU....... For the foreseeable future. Told ya bout Howard. Now watch what Woody is about to do. :).