8. Ohio State, (18-11, 8-10)
I thought about bumping the Buckeyes ahead of Illinois, but the Illini only lost at Purdue by 17 points. Ohio State, on the other hand, went into West Lafayette and got housed by 35 in an 86-51 loss that wasn’t even that close. Not exactly what you want when you’re angling for an at-large bid.
Up next: at Northwestern Wednesday; vs. Wisconsin Sunday