Commentary

Ohio State retains No. 1 overall seed

Despite loss to Wisconsin, Buckeyes are still the nation's top team

Originally Published: February 14, 2011
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider
Jared SullingerJeff Hanisch/US PresswireJared Sullinger and Ohio State are still in good shape for the NCAA tourney's No. 1 overall seed.

Welcome back to the expanded edition of Joe Lunardi's Rundown, featuring tournament odds. This file will take you deeper into Bracketology. Bracketology provides a snapshot of how the bracket looks on that specific day, but through the use of Lunardi's extensive database of previous seasons, tournament odds tell you how the bracket likely will look come Selection Sunday.

Top line report

This is a week in which the polls aren't likely to agree with the top line of the bracket. In particular, while precedence may force voters to drop Ohio State, the opposite happens here (and quite correctly, I might add).


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