Big Ten volleyball is back in action this weekend and several games could determine the outcome of the conference for postseason play.

Friday night’s action will be dominated by an early matchup between Iowa and No. 5 Wisconsin in Madison. The Lady Badgers are currently on a 4-game win streak, coming off a 3-1 victory over No.11 Purdue in West Lafayette. Wisconsin is currently 11-3, with losses coming to Baylor, Florida and Minnesota.

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The No. 9 Lady Boilermakers are set to travel across the state to take on Indiana. Despite losing on Saturday to the Lady Badgers, Purdue has started its conference play off on the right note with a 5-1 record. Indiana is currently 9-9 and 2-2 in conference play.

Another ranked matchup comes around on Saturday when No. 6 Ohio State plays host to Rutgers. Meanwhile, Iowa will hit the road once more to take on No. 14 Penn State in State College.

Sunday marks the final ranked matchup of the weekend as Purdue returns home to host Maryland. The Lady Terps are currently 10-8 on the season, but 1-5 in B1G play.

Heading into the weekend, the B1G has 7 programs with at least 9 wins. Nebraska– the conference’s highest-ranked team on the latest AVCA Poll – checks as the No. 3 team in the nation and holds a conference-leading 14-1 record. Michigan, which currently is ranked No. 24, rounds out the group with a 9-5 record.

Here’s the full schedule for the opening weekend of B1G play:

Friday, Sept. 23

  • No. 5 Wisconsin at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET
  • No. 9 Purdue at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET
  • No. 24 Michigan at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • No. 14  Penn State at No. 3 Nebraska, 8:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Illinois at No. 10 Minnesota, 4 p.m. ET
  • No. 14 Penn State at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Maryland at No. 9 Purdue, 1 p.m. ET
  • No. 24 Michigan at No. 5 Wisconsin, 1 p.m. ET
  • Northwestern at No. 3 Nebraska, 3 p.m.