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Indiana: After a surprising home loss to Michigan, the Hoosiers bounced back on Wednesday evening cruising to a 2-0 victory versus Evansville. The 16th ranked Indiana squad will travel to East Lansing for their final road match of the season. (Latest Result vs Evansville W 2-0, Next at Michigan State 10/28)
Penn State: Beginning with their home victory against Michigan State on October 14th, the Nittany Lions have won three straight including a statement victory against defending champion Northwestern in double overtime. At 3-1-1 Penn State now stand alone atop of the Big Ten with 10 points. (Latest Result at Northwestern W 1-0 (2OT), Next versus Ohio State 10/28)
Northwestern: The Wildcats lost their first Big Ten contest in two seasons in double overtime versus Penn State. Northwestern dropped to third place in the conference, tied with Indiana at 9 points. On Wednesday they lost in overtime again in a 1-0 differential to Northern Illinois. (Latest Result versus Northern Illinois L 1-0 (OT), Next at Wisconsin 10/28)
Wisconsin: The Badgers also bounced back after a Big Ten loss defeating UMKC 2-0 at home at the McClimon Complex. Wisconsin is out of the regular season title race, but their next result against Northwestern will have impact on who the eventual winner is. (Latest Result versus UMKC W 2-0, Next versus Northwestern 10/28)
Ohio State: The Buckeyes hope to finish their season on a positive note as they will also have a significant impact on the Big Ten title race. After a 2-1 home victory versus Wright State, Ohio State was unable to score against in-state rival Akron in a 1-0 defeat. (Latest Results versus Akron L 1-0, Next at Penn State 10/28)
Michigan: After battling Akron tough, Michigan finally defeated a ranked opponent on October 19th at Indiana in a 2-1 result. Unfortunately the Wolverines were unable to cap on their good form and fell 2-0 at home to Bowling Green in mid week. Michigan is still in the title run but will need help from rivals Ohio State to defeat Penn State. (Latest Result vs Bowling Green L 2-0, Next versus Valparaiso 10/27)
Michigan State: The Spartans seem to be coming into form at the most crucial time of the year winning four out of their past five games. If Michigan State wants to make a title run they will need to take care of business against Indiana and Michigan to close the conference season. (Latest Result versus Wisconsin W 2-0, Next versus Indiana 10/28)
Aired on Big Ten Network: Northwestern at Wisconsin (10/28 1pm)
Game of the Week (Indiana at Michigan State 10/28 @ 1pm)
With the Big Ten season coming to a close each result is crucial for three points. Five teams are still mathematically in the running and the Spartans will need to win their final two Big Ten matches to even compete for first place. The Hoosiers sit in second place, a point behind Penn State, and will look to claim their 12th Big Ten Championship beginning with a road win in East Lansing. A victory for Indiana will set up a tantalizing season ending fixture on November 1st versus defending champion Northwestern.