One of the most exhilarating Big Ten races in recent memory will finally end — in a most appropriate way.

Indiana can clinch an outright championship on Sunday with a win at Michigan, but if the Wolverines prevail, as many as four teams could share the title.

It will be a fitting conclusion after the Big Ten's heavyweights went through 2½ months of emotional peaks and valleys to reach this last day.

The Big Ten had three teams in the AP's preseason top five. Now there are four in the top 14 — and 14th-ranked Ohio State has a chance to move up after beating No. 2 Indiana on Tuesday night.