ESPN's Joe Lunardi drops Michigan off the No. 1 seed line, down to a No. 2, behind Michigan State
A lot of help wouldn't hurt either.
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi wrote Wednesday that the Wolverines' humbling 75-52 loss at Michigan State has dropped Michigan off his No. 1 seed line, down to a No. 2 behind Michigan State in his latest projection.
"Nothing like a little Tuesday night spanking to once again juggle the top lines of the bracket," Lunardi wrote. "On the heels of Michigan's third loss in four games -- this one a road blowout at the hands of Michigan State -- we have to drop the Wolverines (21-4, 8-4 Big Ten) as a No. 1 seed.
"Further, we have to slot the Spartans (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten) ahead of them on the latest S-curve. This puts the pair of in-state rivals as rival No. 2 seeds (until the next Big Ten shakeup, at least...)."
By moving Michigan down to No. 7 on his chart, Lunardi is also suggesting that Michigan's spot as a No. 2 seed remains in question, given the team's recent 1-3 stretch.
Michigan has home games left against Penn State, Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana, and road dates at Penn State and Illinois.
The Wolverines return home to host Penn State on Sunday (noon, Big Ten Network).
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