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By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
The Big Ten could be the best league in the nation. It might also be the most fun to watch.
A week of thrilling upsets and stunning finishes has put the national focus back onto the Big Ten ahead of what should be a fascinating stretch run.
The Big Ten has three top 10 teams, five in the Top 25 and eight squads with at least 15 wins. All of that has led to a litany of high-profile matchups and a season as entertaining as any in recent memory.
The Big Ten Network says January was its highest-rated month ever in prime time, a bump the network credited largely to high-profile basketball games.

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