Wisconsin (18-2, 6-1): There was that hiccup at Rutgers, but it's once again looking like the Badgers and the rest.
Ohio State (17-5, 6-3): It's now clicking for freshman Jae'Sean Tate, and suddenly the Buckeyes are blowing out good teams.
Maryland (18-4, 6-3): The Terrapins don't have any bad losses, but they haven't beaten any ranked teams, either.
Purdue (13-8, 5-3): Bryson Scott is back from Matt Painter's doghouse, and that can only help the surging Boilermakers.
Iowa (13-7, 4-3): The Hawkeyes face Wisconsin for the second time in three games.
Indiana (15-6, 5-3): Bad week for the Hoosiers, who lost at Ohio State and Purdue after sitting at No. 1 here a week ago.
Michigan State (13-7, 4-3): The Spartans, last in the Big Ten in free-throw shooting, are still searching for consistency.
Michigan (13-8, 6-3): Can the Wolverines win a big game without Caris LeVert? They have five games against the top six teams in their last nine.
Nebraska (12-8, 4-4): The Cornhuskers are still looking for their first league road win.
Illinois (13-8, 3-5): They still have not won two in a row in conference play.
Penn State (14-7, 2-6): The Nittany Lions hope a two-game winning streak is the start of the payoff from their relentless style.
Gophers (13-9, 2-7): They are on pace for half as many Big Ten victories as a year ago, when they went 8-10.
Northwestern (10-10, 1-6): The Wildcats' past three games have been lost by one or two points.
Rutgers (10-12, 2-7): That Wisconsin victory looks like more and more like a fluke. The Scarlet Knights don't seem close.