Thought to be a lock for seven bids, the Big Ten now stands under a cloud of uncertainty thanks to Indiana's and Michigan's struggles, Jeff Shelman writes.
Finally, the teams are performing at the level Big Ten insiders expect annually.
The Big 12 still looks like a four-team race. But this year, it just includes a new team: Texas Tech.
When it come to underachieving teams, Michigan State has plenty of company in the Big Ten.
The early success of Purdue can't hide the overall shortcomings of its conference rivals.
Purdue's on top of the Big Ten, playing a brand of hoops its hard hat-wearing mascot would love.
With the freshmen exceeding expectations, the Illini are better than even Bill Self expected.