This was a bit disheartening, but a fun exercise nonetheless. I started higher on Iowa than the results would suggest, but so it goes. Home teams may be getting too much love in the matrix, but it feels reasonable. Results may also be based a bit too much on last year's teams, so feel free to shred it. As it stands my (probably awful) B1G conference standings are:
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
- Penn State
To get the B1G Tourney bye, Iowa's going to have to steal at least one win in the state of Michigan, and probably split trips to Wisconsin & IU. That's not out of the realm of possibility, but doesn't seem likely, either. To avoid slipping, they'll also have to lock down CHA. That I think they can do. Dammit. Sixth place would suck.