The Big 10 basketball season looks to be very competitive for 2015-2016. The conference sports five teams that are ranked in the pre-season polls. Maryland (3), Michigan State (13), Indiana (15), Wisconsin (17) and Purdue (24) make up the five teams listed among the top 25 teams. Maryland is the favorite to win the conference and looks to have the strongest team on paper. Six of the seven CBS analysts predict that Maryland will be the conference champion with either Michigan State or Indiana closely behind. Michigan State and Indiana will be strong as well along with Wisconsin and Purdue. Other teams that will be in the mix are Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State. So it looks like from top to bottom, the conference is going to be very competitive.