Monday, May 01, 2006

The Final Three Weeks

The race for the Big Ten Conference title is down to its final three weekends. With that in mind, I decided to take a look at the remaining schedules for the conference leaders. I realize that there is a possibility that one of the programs I don't have listed below could still claim the crown. However, I'm going to assume that one of the top four teams right now is going to hold on to win the regular season championship.

Northwestern
Minnesota
Michigan State
@ Purdue

Michigan
@ Illinois
@ Penn State
Iowa

Ohio State
@ Michigan State
Minnesota
Penn State

Illinois
Michigan
@ Indiana
@ Michigan State

If you just review the home/road series, you have to like NU and Ohio State. Both play host twice in the final three weeks, while Michigan and the Illini are going to have to play two of their final three series on the road.