Wisconsin (20-2, 8-1): There just isn't enough competition in this league this year.

Purdue (15-8, 7-3): In the previous three weeks, three different teams occupied this spot. It's hard to argue with a Boilermakers team that has knocked off three ranked teams in four games.

Ohio State (17-6, 6-4): The Buckeyes own the conference's biggest shooting percentage difference: 55 percent at home, 40.1 on the road.

Maryland (19-4, 7-3): The only conference team not named Wisconsin that hasn't lost at home in Big Ten play.

Michigan State (15-7, 6-3): The Spartans have won three of four against subpar competition. Can they keep it up?

Iowa (14-8, 5-4): A hurting Aaron White is producing, and the Hawkeyes are hoping the road beating of Michigan will get them back on track.

Illinois (15-8, 5-5): A Purdue victory two weeks ago is starting to look better and better.

Indiana (16-7, 6-4): Three losses in four games, but all on the road against the top three.

Michigan (13-10, 6-5): Hasn't won more than two in a row since November.

Nebraska (13-9, 5-5): One of the conference's worst offenses has been a liability.

Gophers (14-9, 3-7): Three victories in five games, but an uphill battle remains.

Penn State (14-9, 2-8): After consecutive road losses, the Nittany Lions are itching to get back to Happy Valley.

Rutgers (10-14, 2-9): Only two of the Scarlet Knights' conference losses have been within seven points.

Northwestern (10-12, 1-8): The Wildcats' eight-game losing streak is a conference worst.