As most know, the last time the B1G won the national champsionship was in 2000, where a group of not weird guys took home the title. Michigan's 1989 banner is the most recent beyond that.
Given the relatively flat field this year, I'm thinking the B1G has a good shot at a title. I think the league was clearly top heavy and that the best of the B1G will be tough outs. Both Michigan and Purdue defend very well, have good guard play, and bigs that create mismatches. MSU has a few lottery picks, and I think with the season on the line Izzo will start playing a bit more small ball (JJJ at the 5 and Bridges at the 4) in order to put the most dynamic lineup out there.
Can't say I have any of them winning it all in my bracket, but I could easily see two B1G teams in the Final Four.
What say you?