Loretta8 over at Sippin' On Purple has a really neat contest going on for Big Ten basketball fans (or just people who like prediction contests). You have to pick over or under for each team's conference game win total. Click on over and enter the contest. Deadline to enter is Tuesday at 7:30 ET (when the first conference game starts).
IU headlines this week's new polls by becoming ranked for the first time since 2008. Michigan State has become ranked this week as well. That makes it six Big Ten ranked teams. Purdue and Northwestern are the only other Big Ten teams to receive some votes.