With just three weeks of conference competition remaining, the Big Ten women's soccer title race is beginning to take shape. No. 17 Ohio State enters the weekend as the conference leader, sitting at 6-0-0. The Buckeyes host No. 13 Illinois on Thursday before heading to Purdue on Sunday. The Illini currently sit in a tie for fourth with Michigan State at 3-1-1 and round out their weekend with a crucial match against Penn State on Sunday. The Nittany Lions hold third place at 4-2-0.
Wisconsin currently sits in second at 4-1-2, trailing Ohio State by four points entering the weekend. The Badgers host Michigan State on Friday before welcoming sixth-place Michigan on Sunday.
The complete weekend schedule can be found below.
Iowa at Northwestern - 7 p.m. CT
#13 Illinois at #17 Ohio State - 7:30 p.m. ET
Michigan at #23 Minnesota - 7 p.m. CT
Michigan State at Wisconsin (rv) - 7 p.m. CT
Michigan State at #23 Minnesota - Noon CT
Penn State at #13 Illinois - 1 p.m. CT - Big Ten Network (Delay - 10/26, 2 p.m. ET), www.BigTenNetwork.com
Michigan at Wisconsin (rv) - 1 p.m. CT
#17 Ohio State at Purdue - 1 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network (SDD, 5 p.m. ET)
Indiana at Iowa - 2 p.m. CT - Big Ten Network (LIVE)