Minnesota's 12-5 triumph over Michigan has moved the Gophers into first place in the Big Ten. The Gophers win combined with (25) Ohio State's 10-7 win over Illinois allows Minnesota to claim a half game lead in the conference race. Illinois is second and the Buckeyes are in third place.
Indiana swept a Saturday twinbill with Northwestern, 3-2 and 5-2, keeping the Hoosiers in fourth. Fifth place is held by Michigan State. The Spartans secured a Big Ten Tournament berth with their 6-5 win over Purdue.
The final post-season spot currently belongs to Purdue. The Boilers are at 7-11. Michigan and Penn State are next at 7-13. Northwestern follows at 3-15 and Iowa rounds out the field at 3-16.