Illinois has a strong Distance and sprint team. They're basically the biggest team in the conference. I think Illinois has a high chance of winning like they did last year
For women maybe, but no chance for men. There are a lot more teams with 'complete' programs now like Wisco and PSU, unlike before, that should do a good job. Would be very interesting to see how the 5Ks pan out this year, with Rob out of the mix. Last year it ended up being a tactical 15 flat, hard to imagine it doesn't dip under this year with the distance depth we've seen in the 3K indoors for these guys.