We took a look earlier in the countdown at some conference numbers so I figured we'd now take a look at some NCAA Tournament stats. It should be noted, though, that the changes of the Tournament format means the round names have changed over the years but everything should still fit in the table.
|School||NCAA Bids||Last NCAA Bid||Last Round of 32||Last Sweet 16||Last Elite 8 (Quarter)||Last Final Four (Semi)||Last Title Game||Last NCAA Title|
If you glance over the numbers you can see that the Big Ten has produced quite a bit of teams that routinely make the NCAA Tournament. The conference also features six different teams that have won the NCAA Tournament (plus a few more titles that occured prior to the NCAA Tournament format that aren't included here).
Of course there some relatively vanilla teams still in the league, like a tournament-less Northwestern squad or a Nebraska team that has never won a game in the tournament. Schools like Penn State and Rutgers have also struggled to make into the field but both have at least made it to the Final Four. Minnesota isn't too far away from Penn State but their recent success has helped them start to pull away from the Nittany Lions.
Also, the addition of Maryland to the conference means the Big Ten has another former national champion as the Terps dismantled Indiana in the title game back in 2002, which also happens to be the last time the Hoosiers have made it past the Sweet 16.