It’s the weekend we have had circled since team schedules started to trickle out in the fall. With two weeks until conference play starts, the Big Ten has multiple opportunities to make a statement throughout the nation this weekend. With two series at SEC programs expected to compete for their conference championship, realistic goals on making it to Omaha, Florida and Kentucky, two of the expected Big Ten favorites, Indiana and Michigan State, have a chance to show the mite of the Big Ten’s best.
In the middle of the country, Illinois, Nebraska and Northwestern each have three-game series against quality clubs, series wins that could go a long way in helping Nebraska turn the corner, Illinois cement they’re a serious contender and the Wildcats, they too, will fight for a conference crown.
In total, there are seven road series for the Big Ten, a hearty buffet to load up on wins and beef up resumes under the newly RPI adjusted formula.
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