The Big 10 has always been strong in basketball and usually has at least a couple of threats to win the National Championship.
This year, the conference has the No. 1 team in the nation—the Indiana Hoosiers—the team with the best odds to win the title in early April.
Some people might think the Big 10 will be a bit down this year, outside of Indiana, but I beg to differ.
I think eight or nine teams will have a shot at making the NCAA Tournament with at least 10 of the 12 schools finishing the season with winning records.
I believe the race for the regular season title in conference play will be between three schools. I think fourth through seventh will be close, with eighth through tenth close as well.
Here's my prediction for the finishing order of the Big 10 this season.