2017 M. Big Tens Up/Mid/Down: IU Poised to Win First Title Since ’06

2017 MEN’S B1G SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Wednesday, February 22th to Saturday, February 25th | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm
  • Where: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Michigan Wolverines (results)
  • Live Results
  • Streaming (BTN subscription required)
  • Championship Central: here
  • Day 4 Prelims Recap

The Michigan Wolverines again had the strongest swimming session from a points perspective on the final morning of the 2017 Men’s Big Ten Championships, but it doesn’t look like it will be enough tonight. The Indiana Hoosiers are in line to win their first Big Ten team title in more than a decade, barring dismal performances in diving and the 1650 tonight.

Jack Mangan, Luke Papendick, and Tristan Sanders kicked off a 3-up / 2-mid start for the Wolverines, but Indiana rebounded with a similar performance in the 100 free.  Ohio State was actually in second place in the team standings coming into today, and made up ground on Indiana in the morning, but are projected to be at a wash with Indiana tonight once you take the 1650 into account.  With a 60-point lead, along with excellent prospects in the 1650 (where they’ll be an even split with Michigan, and add 50-75 points on Ohio State) and 10-meter platform (where they’ll give up around 75 points to Ohio State, but add 50-75 points on Michigan), the Hoosiers are heavy favorites to close it out tonight.

Note: Ups refer to swimmers in the A final, who can finish no lower than 8th barring a DQ; Mids refer to swimmers in the B final, who can finish no higher than 9th and no lower than 16th (again, barring a DQ on the low end); and Downs refer to swimmers in the C final, who can finish no higher than 17th and no lower than 24th (again, barring a DQ on the low end)

Scoring seeds of swimmers in the 1650 tonight:

Indiana: 2nd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th
Michigan: 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 20th
Ohio State: 
6th, 16th

(Ups/Downs) 200 back 100 free 200 breast 200 fly 10M diving Total Prelims point estimate Current point total TOTAL point estimate
Minnesota 0/1/0 1/2/0 3/0/2 0/2/1 2/1/1 6/6/4 262 551.0 813
Michigan 3/2/0 1/1/1 3/1/0 2/0/2 0/0/1 9/4/4 310 923.5 1234
Wisconsin 1/1/2 1/0/2 0/0/2 1/1/0 0/1/0 3/3/6 150 502.0 652
Indiana 1/1/0 3/2/2 0/3/0 2/0/1 1/2/0 7/8/3 313 999.0 1312
Ohio State 1/2/0 1/2/1 1/1/1 3/1/0 3/2/1 9/8/3 365 939.5 1304
Purdue 1/0/2 0/0/1 1/1/2 0/0/3 2/1/0 4/2/8 170 505.5 676
Northwestern 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/2 0/1/3 29 237.0 266
Iowa 1/1/1 0/1/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/1 1/3/3 84 297.0 381
Penn State 0/0/1 1/0/0 0/2/1 0/2/0 0/0/2 1/4/4 103 405.5 509
Michigan State 0/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/1 0/0/0 0/1/2 24 212.0 236

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