With Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin leading the way, the Big Ten features several solid programs and Gary Parrish takes a look at each team in a league strong from top to bottom.
Things are now mostly settled in college basketball. We basically know who will be coaching where. We basically know who will be playing where. So this seems like as good of a time as any to reset everything and get caught up on all of the notable leagues.
Minnesota finished with a losing record in the Big Ten and got bounced by Illinois (and Brandon Paul) in Thursday's first round of the league tournament in Chicago, meaning the Gophers have now dropped 11 of their past 16 games and mostly looked miserable while doing it. But they'll be in the Field of 68. Anybody suggesting otherwise hasn't looked at their entire body of work.