NCAA bracketology roundup: Badgers still destined for No. 5 seed

NCAA bracketology roundup: Badgers still destined for No. 5 seed

2021-02-22 21:45:07

Believe it or not, the month of March is just over a week away. That means March Madness is closer than ever.

As the college basketball season progresses, FOX Sports Wisconsin is finalizing what experts say about which seed the Wisconsin Badgers will be assigned to the NCAA tournament. This is the fourth edition of the 2020-21 bracket roundup.

The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team only has three more games to boost its resume before the postseason kicks off.

A home tilt against No. 5 Illinois on Saturday offers Wisconsin a chance for a signature win. After that, the Badgers will close their season against Purdue (March 2) and No. 9 Iowa (March 7).

The badgers can use a big win. Wisconsin has lost its last five games against ranked opponents, dating back to Dec. 31. when the Badgers defeated Then-No. 21 Minnesota 71-59. The Badgers don't have any bad losses in the 2020-2021 season, but they don't have any big wins either.

Taking all of this into consideration, a No. 5 seed seems roughly appropriate for Wisconsin. That's what Bracket Matrix, a site dedicated to compiling predictions from all over the internet, averaged in Monday's latest forecast.

Of the notable brackets we track throughout the season, SB Nation and Watch Stadium both plummeted the Badgers from a No. 3 seed to a No. 6 last week. CBS and Haslametrics believe Wisconsin deserves a No. 7 seed.

ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The Athletic all have the Badgers at number 5.

However, the best news of all this is that Wisconsin is included on all 100 brackets tracked by Bracket Matrix.

Check out some of the notable brackets of the week:

ESPN 5 4
Sports illustrated 5 4
The athletic 5 4
Bracket matrix average (100 brackets) – 5 – 5
SB Nation 6 3
View Stadium 6 3 6 5
FOX 6 6
Haslametrics 7 4
CBS 7 5


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