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Big Ten basketball weekly power rankings

Here is the fourth installment of the weekly Big Ten basketball power rankings.

And there’s also this story about the MSU women’s basketball team not being in panic mode, but coach Suzy Merchant wanting to see more of an urgency from her team

MEN
1. Michigan (19-1, 6-1) – Wolverines knocked off Purdue at home and then Illinois on the road
2. Indiana (18-2, 6-1) – Hoosiers defeated Penn State and earned home victory over MSU
3. Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) – Spartans have proven they are right there with Michigan, Indiana. Earned road win at Wisconsin and then fell to Indiana on the road
4. Ohio State (15-4, 5-2) – Buckeyes posted wins over Iowa and Penn State
5. Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2) – Badgers bounced back from home loss to MSU with narrow win over Minnesota
6. Purdue (11-9, 4-3) – Boilers rebounded from loss to Michigan with home OT win over Iowa
7. Minnesota (15-5, 3-4) – Gophers had tough week with road losses at Northwestern and Wisconsin, have now lost four straight
8. Iowa (13-7, 2-5) – Hawkeyes dropped road games to Ohio State and Purdue
9. Illinois (15-6, 2-5) — Illini have dropped four of five and had win over Nebraska and home loss to Michigan last week
10. Northwestern (12-9, 3-5) – Wildcats posted big home win over Minnesota and then lost to Nebraska on the road
11. Nebraska (11-10, 2-6) – Huskers dropped contest to Illinois but then beat Northwestern at home
12. Penn State (8-12, 0-8) – Nittany Lions still in search of first conference win after losses to Indiana and Ohio State

WOMEN
1. Penn State (17-2, 7-0) – Nittany Lions stayed perfect in conference play with wins over Minnesota and at Ohio State
2. Purdue (17-3, 6-1) – Boilers stayed right on Penn State’s heels with wins over Northwestern and at MSU
3. Iowa (16-4, 5-2) – Hawkeyes have won three straight since loss to MSU, which included wins over Wisconsin and at Michigan last week. Two of those three victories have been over ranked teams (Purdue, U-M)
4. Michigan (16-5, 5-2) – Wolverines have dropped two of three; posted road win at Indiana and fell to Iowa at home last week
5. Nebraska (14-6, 4-3) – Huskers beat MSU in lone game of the week
6. Michigan State (16-4, 4-3) – Spartans dropped road game to Nebraska and suffered home loss to Purdue
7. Illinois (11-8, 4-3) – Illini topped Minnesota in lone game of week
8. Minnesota (13-8, 2-5) – Gophers suffered losses to Penn State and Illinois last week and have dropped four straight
9. Northwestern (10-10, 2-5) – Wildcats have won two of three, bounced back from loss to Purdue with win over Indiana
10. Wisconsin (9-11, 1-6) – Badgers dropped road game at Iowa in lone game last week
11. Ohio State (11-9, 1-6) – Buckeyes fell to Penn State in only game of week
12. Indiana (10-10,1-6) – Hoosiers have dropped five straight, including losses to Michigan and at Northwestern

Here are the previous power rankings
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

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12 Responses to Big Ten basketball weekly power rankings

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    We are in a good position , thanks Brian

  2. avatar Lancelot_Spartan says:

    Even with 4 lossses in a row, still have to think Minnesota is a better team than Purdue.

    • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

      You’d think, but losing at NW really aren’t very good is a mystery. Tubby sometimes peaks his teams too early, both during games and the season.

      • avatar Spartan 81 says:

        They will underacheive and come in at 10-8 but dangerous talented enough for one or two upsets on the road, have to play them like Ohio State if you play them like Nebraska they can bite you.

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Just saw/realized that the Same Beyonce who lip synced at the inauguration is getting the opportunity to lip sync at the Super Bowl.

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    This is absolutely the funniest, most pathetic thread title I have ever seen, not even Tan Fan could make up stuff like this from Cheese-It. Does Cracker really expect anyone over the age of 6 to believe that his thoughts about any basketball players going to the NBA are worthy the even a 2.7 second perusal? #1 he knows nothing about Amos Alonzo Stagg’s game (look it up before you get all huffy) and #2 why would anyone take a non athlete/ non coach seriously when considering the NBA. he has really let having is name in a newspaper (with a circulation of more than 100) every day go to his head, it’s like when Kim Kardasian thinks real people with an IQ higher than that of a rock want to know her opinion on anything.

    Oh the headline: “Analyzing the Spartans as NBA prospects”

    Couch you just keep telling everyone about the MAC QB who is better than CApt Kirk. Your credibility is so high – NOT.

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