Despite a 6-6 tie with the ACC in last week's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, I believe the Big Ten is the nation's best conference. On Monday, the pollsters agreed as at least six Big Ten teams are in the AP Top 25.
This slideshow is not a list of the 10 best collegiate players in the Big Ten. It's not about the 10 best NBA prospects in the Big Ten. Rather, it's a list of the 10 biggest difference-makers in the Big Ten, based on what I've seen over the course of the first three weeks of the year.
I believe that being a difference-maker means that your affect on the team that you play for is substantially in a positive manner. While this list will very well change throughout the course of the season, the 10 guys listed here deserve it because they make their squads better with their presence.