Saturday 12 PM: #3 Michigan at #2 Ohio State
The most consequential matchup between these hated rivals in many a year, both teams appear to be slightly diminished from their dominant mid-season form. But only slightly. The Buckeyes nearly got caught looking ahead at Michigan State last week, and were fortunate to escape with a 17-16 victory, while the Wolverines were just okay last week against Indiana after losing for the first time two weeks ago at Iowa. Setting aside the various weird contingencies and permutations that could ultimately impact the final rankings, this is essentially a play in game for the postseason. The loser is functionally eliminated and the winner will be a heavy favorite to qualify for the final four. It doesn't get much bigger then that, and this should be a nail biter.