After three straight seasons of dominance in this rivalry between in-state rivals, the Boilermakers fell to the Hoosiers in both matchups during the 2011-12 season. Based on preseason expectations for both teams, another season sweep is more than possible this coming year.
Indiana is not only the favorite to win the Big Ten, but possibly the national championship as well. Purdue, on the other hand, lost three key seniors from last year's team, but still has enough returning talent to compete in the Big Ten.
This rivalry is always a heated one where the underdog always has a chance to win because there is so much on the line. While these starting lineups are simply projections, these appear to be both the best returning and incoming players on both team's rosters.
Some of these matchups were easy to pick, while others took some more thought because they could go either way. At the end of the day, the Hoosiers will likely be the better team, but that doesn't mean the Boilermakers are going to lay down for them by any means.