Big Ten Baseball Scores, Final Standings & Tournament Bracket (5/29)

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yes, there is now a 3 way tie for 2nd in the B1G

not sure what the tie breaker would be if all 3 teams (Illinois, Iowa, Rutgers) remain tied heading into the B1G Tournament

Because Illinois didn’t have to play Rutgers they own the tiebreaker since they have the best record between the 3 teams. That game 2 of the Illinois series is really biting Iowa in the butt.
 
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Franisdaman

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Maryland, Illinois, Iowa and Rutgers are the clear top 4 teams in the B1G.

Their records vs each other:

4-2 Maryland...(2-1 vs IL, 2-1 vs RU, 0-0 vs IA)
3-3 Illinois.........(2-1 vs IA, 1-2 vs MD, 0-0 vs RU)
3-3 IOWA.........(1-2 vs IL, 2-1 vs RU, 0-0 vs MD)
2-4 Rutgers.......(1-2 vs IA, 1-2 vs MD, 0-0 vs IL)
 

Franisdaman

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What follows comes from Dargan Southard of the Des Moines Register.

Here is your B1G tiebreaker cheat sheet as IOWA, Rutgers & Illinois enter Saturday tied for 2nd place in the standings.

There are 8 possible outcomes Saturday. IOWA finishes 2nd in two of them, 3rd in two of them and 4th in four of them.


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TIE BREAKER RULES:



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Franisdaman

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So if Iowa wins and Illinois loses, Iowa finishes in 2nd.
If Illinois wins and Rutgers loses, Iowa finishes in 3rd.
All other scenarios Iowa finishes 4th.
Yep. For Iowa to finish 2nd in the B1G, Rutgers (at Michigan) can win or lose; that outcome does not matter. Iowa just has to win today vs IU and Illinois has to lose at Penn State.

And note that the 2 seed plays at 1 pm, the 3 seed at 9 am and the 4 seed at 9 pm on Wednesday.
 

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Yep. For Iowa to finish 2nd in the B1G, Rutgers (at Michigan) can win or lose; that outcome does not matter. Iowa just has to win today vs IU and Illinois has to lose at Penn State.

And note that the 2 seed plays at 1 pm, the 3 seed at 9 am and the 4 seed at 9 pm on Wednesday.
Illinois has already beaten Penn State today, unfortunately.
 
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Yep. For Iowa to finish 2nd in the B1G, Rutgers (at Michigan) can win or lose; that outcome does not matter. Iowa just has to win today vs IU and Illinois has to lose at Penn State.

And note that the 2 seed plays at 1 pm, the 3 seed at 9 am and the 4 seed at 9 pm on Wednesday.


Well, so much for 2nd place as Illinois beats Penn State
 

Franisdaman

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Illinois has already beaten Penn State today, unfortunately.



For Iowa to finish 3rd in the B1G, Rutgers has to lose today.

IE, one of 2 things need to happen:

(1) Iowa wins & RU loses or

(2) Iowa loses & RU loses

Otherwise, Iowa finishes 4th in the B1G.

The 3 seed plays at 9 am and the 4 seed at 9 pm on Wednesday.
 
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AuroraHawk

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Really it's just the Rutgers outcome that will determine it. The Iowa game is irrelevant as far as seeding
This.
For at-large consideration, I don’t think Iowa can call into 4th place and below Illinois in RPI.
Huge game tonight.