With three of the top five teams in the AP poll, the Big Ten has a great case to make for being NCAA basketball’s best conference in 2013-14. With conference play opening next week, it’s a great time to take stock of where the league stands—and where it will end up by Selection Sunday.
With so many high-powered squads, it should come as no surprise that the Player of the Year race looks to be a tight one. Michigan State SG Gary Harris brings the league’s most intimidating combination of offense and defense, but he’s facing some stiff competition for the top spot.
Read on for a look at the teams, games and individual stars that will write the story of the conference season in the Big Ten.