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Big Ten basketball power rankings

This is going to be something we’re going to try incorporate into this blog on a weekly basis. Here is a look at a view of the Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball power rankings after the first week of conference games.

And also here’s a few MSU basketball stories too.
Izzo third on Big Ten wins list
Gary Harris sets sights on success
MSU women aim to bounce back

Men
1. Michigan (15-0, 2-0) – Still unbeaten after blowout wins on the road vs. Northwestern and at home vs. Iowa
2. Indiana (14-1, 2-0) – Escaped Iowa with four-point road win and then routed Penn State on the road
3. Minnesota (14-1, 2-0) – Followed solid home win over MSU with victory over Northwestern at home.
4. MSU  (12-3, 1-1) – Bounced back from tough road loss to Minnesota to blow out Purdue at home
5. Illinois (14-2, 1 -1) – Rebounded from road loss to Purdue to rout Ohio State
6. Ohio State (11-3, 1-1) – Followed home rout of Nebraska with 19-point loss to Illinois on the road
7. Iowa (11-4, 0-2) -Tough start to Big Ten play with losses to Indiana and Michigan
8. Purdue (7-7, 1-1) – Had worst record of league teams in non-conference play, but posted home win over Illinois
9. Wisconsin (11-4, 2-0) – Wins over bottom feeders Nebraska and Penn State to start conference play
10. Northwestern (9-6, 0-2) – Battling injuries and also had challenging start to Big Ten play with losses to Michigan and Minnesota
11. Nebraska (9-6, 0-2) – Late cold stretch prevented Huskers from pulling off home win over Wisconsin
12. Penn State (8-6, 0-2)- Suffered road loss to Wisconsin and then fell by 23 at home to Indiana

Women
1. Penn State (12-2, 2-0) – After narrow win over Northwestern, routed MSU on the road
2. Purdue (13-2 , 2-0) – Escaped with overtime wins over Illinois, Nebraska to begin Big Ten slate. Two wins have come by a combined four points
3. Michigan (13-2, 2-0) – Off to best start after posting home win over Indiana and four-point road victory over Iowa
4. Nebraska (11-4, 1-1) – After beating Wisconsin, suffered home narrow overtime loss to Purdue
5. Illinois (8-6, 1-1) – Bounced back from one-point road loss to Iowa to top Ohio State on
the road; Receiving votes in AP poll for first time since 2009
6. MSU (13-2, 1-1) – Only losses this season have come against ranked teams; had worst performance of the season in home loss to Penn State.
7. Iowa (12-4, 1-1) – Followed up home win over Ohio State with loss to Michigan at home.
8. Ohio State (10-5, 0-2) – Fell to Iowa on the road before suffering home loss to Illinois. Both losses were by six points
9. Minnesota (12-4, 1-1) – Rebounded from road loss to MSU to beat Wisconsin by five on the road.
10. Indiana (10-5, 1-1) – Dropped league opener on road to Michigan, but rebounded to top Northwestern by four at home
11. Northwestern (8-7, 0-2) – Narrow road losses to Penn State, Indiana to begin conference play (both by four points)
12. Wisconsin (8-7, 0-2) – Road loss to Nebraska and at home to Minnesota to begin conference slate

Also, earlier today ESPN came out with its early 2013 Big Ten football power rankings and MSU checks in at No. 6. Is that a fair assessment?

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11 Responses to Big Ten basketball power rankings

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Thanks Brian, are these going to be the ESPN power rating or yours. I like our placement fair and accurate at this point of the season.

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Before he left Joe Rexrode once posted that “he would rather clip his toenails than read this guy”

    Rob Parker Is Out At ESPN
    John Koblin
    After Rob Parker appeared on a Detroit-based community-affairs show on Sunday and revealed that First Take producers knew exactly what he was going to say when he made his “cornball brother” comments, some speculation ran around Bristol on Monday that his suspension would be permanent.
    And today ESPN confirms that. The statement from ESPN PR:
    Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew.
    Parker probably knew full well that he wasn’t returning to ESPN by time he went on the Detroit show. When ESPN suspends talent, they usually go very, very quiet. Parker obviously didn’t do that.
    Parker recently had been named host of the Saturday edition of First Take. He wound up getting to host that show only once.

    • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

      Good, ever since his Cousins comments about his being in a fight when he was at church, I’ve never liked him or his racial comments, I’m actually surprised ESPN got rid of him.

      • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

        He stepped all over the line that TMZ has drawn in the sand for it’s employees. They must be squeaky clean so that they can stand above it all and offer criticism of others.

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    I just have a feeling that the Paris Hitlon of B1G basketball will meet their Waterloo when the play somebody away from home who is actually a basketball team and not refugees from injured reserve. The Purple is awful. Additionally, they haven’t played a ranked team yet, so lets’s hold off on giving them the crown and a one seed shall we? (They remind me more of South Niles CC football than Alabama football, to put it mildly)

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Cheese-It again demonstrates his total lack of understanding of college football. The Acorns would NOT have been in the bcs championship game, sos would have kept them out.

  5. avatar Spartydoobydoo says:

    Good luck, Arthur Ray!!

    http://tinyurl.com/bk3fmcw

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