A win over Minnesota tonight assures Purdue of at least a share of the Big Ten championship, which would add to their record total. However, with conference expansion making the true round-robin is a thing of the past and an emphasis on postseason success, is winning the league as significant to you as it used to be?
I posed that question via a poll today on Twitter:
I'm glad it still matters to a large majority of fans. The Big Ten is one of the few (only?) leagues where the regular season title is regarded as superior to the conference tournament championship and I prefer it that way. I believe a 20-game sample size over three months should hold more weight than a week-long 3-4 game conference tournament where anything can happen.
We'll talk about it more on today's show at 3p.