I’m thinking between 7-9. The league is good again. At this point, MSU, Michigan, OSU, and Maryland are locks. If Michigan makes the top 10 the BIG will have 4 teams in the top 10. OSU has been really good from what I’ve seen and rank in the top 3 in a lot of computer rankings. Michigan has the best wins, however. It’s hard to place the top 3 because MSU’s only loss is to Kentucky, which is hard to fault them for. Purdue just had a big win verse VCU and will most likely be in the top 25 next week. Even though I don’t see where there production comes from, they are finding ways to compete. The rest of the BIG looks like this: (not in order Illinois IU Iowa Rutgers Penn State Northwestern Nebraska Minnesota Wisconsin Nebraska and Northwestern are clearly the bottom 2 ATM. They look bad. I see Rutgers in Minnesota battling for the 11th and 12th spot. I don’t think either of these teams are bad. Minnesota has a bunch of losses to decent teams. I think they will fight in the big ten against most teams but it’s going to be an uphill battle to the tournament for them. Rutgers has a bad loss to Iona, but have kicked it up lately. If they win 2 of their next 4 they will be looking a lot better. It’s too early to tell where Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Penn State, and Iowa will fall. Iowa we seem to know the most about. They have played some good teams and have battled. Their 2 losses aren’t bad and they have 1 good win. They will be on the bubble all year. If the BIG is weak they will be around 6 and if the BIG is strong they will be around 9. Wisconsin has separated themselves as the worst of the group. They have a good win against Marquette, but have also lost to 2 mid majors. They aren’t bad teams they last to, but they really shouldn’t have lost to them. Wisconsin’s placement will likely show the overall strength of the BIG. I expect them to be competitive most nights, but finish around 10. Indiana, Penn State, and Illinois are the ones I am clueless about. Penn state has a loss to Ole Miss. that wasn’t looking like a bad loss until they lost 37-78 to Oklahoma State. Yikes. Luckily Penn State has looked good in other games. At this point I have to put them at the top of this group, despite that I think Indiana is the better team. Illinois and Indiana haven’t really played anybody. Illinois lost bad to a really good Arizona team, but outside of that have gone 6-0. Indiana has also gone 6-0. However, Indiana’s best win is better than Illinois best win to my knowledge. These teams at this point will be fighting for a 9+ seed. Here are my predictions right now. These aren’t anything crazy and probably align with most people’s here 1. Michigan 2. OSU 3. MSU 4. Maryland 5. Purdue 6. Penn State 7. Indiana 8. Iowa 9. Illinois 10. Wisconsin 11. Minnesota 12. Rutgers 13. Nebraska 14. Northwestern I think we’ll see 8 of these teams in the tournament. That doesn’t mean I don’t think Illinois won’t make the tournament because they’re 9th, I just think they’re the worst of Iowa, PSU, IU, and themselves. I think one of those teams will get left out. The top of the league will be very competitive. I’m excited to see it play out.