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Projecting Big Ten standings

Nigel Hayes is among the reasons Wisconsin will remain atop the Big Ten. AP Photo/Andy Manis

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With the Big Ten having turned the page from the non-league schedule to conference play, here's my best guess on how the Big Ten will play out:

1. Wisconsin Badgers

The Badgers (14-1, 2-0) have been kind of forgotten since the Duke loss on Dec. 3, though they've won seven straight. Nigel Hayes adds scoring and toughness to this lineup, which is going to need Sam Dekker to come through in big games. And of course, Bo Ryan knows how to win in the Big Ten every year.