By the end of the night I hope to be in first place in the Big Ten. We will stay there tied with at least Michigan State with a win tonight, and Michigan can join us if they beat Indiana. Sure, it is still early, but as long as we take care of our business we make it hard for other teams to catch us.
We cannot overestimate the value of a few breaks in our schedule, either. We only play Ohio State once, so if we win that game we have a huge advantage in the race. Wisconsin isn't likely to lose three at home, so only playing them once, in Mackey Arena, is an even bigger break. Minnesot is a dangerous team, so playing them only once is an advantage, especially if we beat them on the Demon Wood of Xibalba.
The rest is about taking care of your business, and that is what we must do tonight. It's time to move to 3-0 in the Big Ten and let everyone chase us for awhile.