The Big Ten is loaded in 2012-2013.
Just like the SEC in college football, the Big Ten is far and away the best conference in basketball this season.
Starting with Indiana at No. 1, the Big Ten boasts three of the top five teams in the preseason AP Poll, and five Big Ten teams are ranked this preseason, overall.
Tuesday marked the unofficial beginning to the college basketball season as ESPN unleashed its annual 24-hour college hoops marathon, broadcasting 12 consecutive games.
The Big Ten has lived up to the hype in the early going, combining to go 18-2 so far in the opening week of the season, with the only losses suffered by Michigan State to UCONN, and by Purdue to Bucknell.
There were seven conference teams who earned trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2010, six Big Ten teams who made it in last season, and this year, as many as nine conference teams are expected to fight for a bid to the Big Dance.
Here is my breakdown, and prediction for where each team will finish in the Big Ten this season: