The SEC can have their football. The Big Ten is arguably the best basketball conference in the country heading into this season.
Yes, the conference is strong on the top. After all, Indiana may be the prohibitive favorite to take the national title heading into the year, Ohio State looks strong again and Michigan is a dark horse Final Four candidate.
However, another reason the league is so formidable is its competitiveness from top to bottom. It’s not unrealistic to expect the conference to send seven or eight teams to the NCAA tournament come March.
Since there is strength from top to bottom, there is at least one thing to love about every team in the Big Ten.
Even you Nebraska.