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Michigan State a 1-Seed in Recent Bracketology Update

The Spartans are a 1-seed in the most recent bracketology update.

There's no questioning ESPN's Joe Lunardi when it comes to bracketology, right? The guy knows a thing or two about college basketball.

In his July update, Michigan State is a 1-seed in the Midwest (Minneapolis) facing 16-seed Delaware/Fairleigh Dickinson. The Spartans would open up the NCAA tournament in Detroit if Lunardi is right about his prediction, essentially providing MSU with a home game early on.

The top seeds in the Midwest are MSU (1), Kansas (2), Creighton (3), Tennessee (4), and Oregon (5).

Baylor, Villanova, and Gonzaga are the other 1-seeds in this updated version of the 2020 NCAA tourney.

The Big Ten has nine teams in the field of 68, which is the most for any conference. 

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By The Numbers

Big Ten Champs
  • Big Ten: 9
  • ACC: 8
  • SEC: 7
  • Big 12: 6
  • Pac-12: 5
  • Big East: 5
  • Atlantic 10: 2
  • American: 2

Big Ten Matchups

  • 4 Ohio State vs. 13 Yale (East)
  • 6 Michigan vs. 11 Marquette / SMU (East)
  • 7 Rutgers vs. 10 Arizona State (East)
  • 2 Iowa vs. 15 Montana (West)
  • 1 Michigan State vs. 16 Delaware / Fairleigh Dickinson (Midwest)
  • 6 Indiana vs. 11 San Diego State (Midwest)
  • 8 Ole Miss vs. 9 Illinois (South)
  • 3 Wisconsin vs. 14 Wright State (South)
  • 7 Purdue vs. 10 Oklahoma (South)

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