The Big Ten men’s basketball conference has a record nine teams in the latest Associated Press poll.
Wisconsin is No. 6, Iowa is No. 10, Rutgers is No. 14, Illinois is No. 15, Michigan is No. 16, Michigan State is No. 17, Northwestern is No. 19, Minnesota is No. 21, and Ohio State is No. 25.
Topping the ever-tough league slate this week is the Iowa-Rutgers game. The Hawkeyes are 8-2, having bounced back from a loss at Minnesota by beating Northwestern. Rutgers is 7-1 despite not yet being at full strength due to injuries.