Welcome to Week 12—where rivalry trophies are on the line, division races could be wrapped up and two nationally recognized programs look to avoid losing to the cellar-dwellers of each division.
This week may not feature "marquee" matchups on the national scale, but there are a lot of important matchups across the Big Ten.
Can Indiana get a signature win and continue to have hope for a bowl game?
Will Illinois shock the world, snap its conference losing streak and end Ohio State's national title hopes?
What about Northwestern getting off the winless pile over Michigan?
There is plenty of intrigue in Week 12, you just have to look for it.
Oh, and a word to the wise, be careful with your rivalry trophy—we don't want this happening again.
After going undefeated in picks last weekend, celebration was in order, but at least this author was careful while doing so. Geez, Minnesota.
Here is how my picks have done this season:
Last Week: 5-0 (3-2 ATS)
2013 Picks: 63-16 (42-36-1 ATS)