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Big Ten basketball power rankings

Here’s this week’s look at the Big Ten power rankings in both men’s and women’s basketball

For last week’s power rankings, visit here.

And a few other basketball links to check: All looks clear with Dawson’s knee; Kearney headed to Arizona State.

And in this week’s AP poll, the MSU  men moved to No. 18 from 22. The MSU women received the third-most votes of teams outside the top 25 in the AP poll, finishing with 12.

MEN
1. Indiana (15-1, 3-0) – Hoosiers are one of two teams unbeaten in Big Ten play after holding on for victory over Minnesota on Saturday
2. Michigan (16-1, 3-1) – Wolverines nearly stole one on the road after falling behind by 21 to Ohio State on Sunday. U-M also posted a home win over Nebraska
3. Minnesota (15-2, 3-1) – Gophers posted road victory over Illinois and fell just short of a come-from-behind win over Indiana on Saturday
4. Michigan State (14-3, 3-1) – Earned tough road victory over Iowa and beat Nebraska at home on Sunday.
5. Ohio State (13-3, 3-1) – Bounced back from blowout loss to Illinois with road win over Purdue and with victory over No. 2 Michigan at home
6. Wisconsin (12-4, 3-0) – Recorded a 23-point win over Illinois at home in its lone game of the week to be one of two remaining unbeatens in conference play
7. Illinois (14-4, 1-3) – Dropped contests to Minnesota and on the road at Wisconsin
8. Purdue (8-8, 2-2) – Boilermakers posted win over Penn State on Sunday after suffering 20-point loss to Ohio State at home
9. Iowa (12-5, 1-3) – After dropping games to Indiana, Michigan and MSU to begin Big Ten play, Hawkeyes posted win over Northwestern
10. Northwestern (10-7, 1-3) – Posted 16-point road win over Penn State, but fell by 20 against the Hawkeyes at home
11. Nebraska (9-8, 0-4) – An improved team under Tim Miles. Huskers played tight road games with Michigan and MSU before losing
12. Penn State (8-8, 0-4) – Each of Big Ten losses has come by nine points or more

WOMEN
1. Penn State (13-2, 3-0) – Remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a 22-point home victory over Nebraska
2. Purdue (14-2, 3-0) – Still unbeaten in Big Ten play but all conference wins have come in overtime. Lastest was a triple overtime victory over Ohio State on Monday
3. Michigan (14-2, 3-0) – Recorded home victory over Wisconsin and are ranked in the AP poll for the first time in 10 years
4. Nebraska (12-5, 2-2) – Huskers topped Indiana but were routed by Penn State on the road
5. Michigan State (14-2, 2-1) – Picked up big road victory over Illinois on Sunday, lone conference setback is to Penn State.
6. Iowa (13-4, 2-1) – Hawkeyes defeated Wisconsin. Lone Big Ten loss is to Michigan
7. Minnesota (13-4, 2-1) – Gophers earned home victory over Ohio State, only setback in conference play is to MSU
8. Illinois (9-7, 2-2) – Illini earned road win over Northwestern but fell at home to MSU
9. Ohio State (10-7, 0-4) – Buckeyes still after first Big Ten win after loss to Minnesota and triple-overtime road setback to Purdue on Monday. Buckeyes played without leading scorer Tayler Hill in Monday’s loss
10. Indiana (10-6, 1-2) – Hoosiers dropped game against Nebraska
11. Northwestern (8-8, 0-3) – Wildcats struggled against Illinois’ “buzz” defense in loss
12. Wisconsin (8-9, 0-4) – Dropped contests to Iowa and Minnesota

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11 Responses to Big Ten basketball power rankings

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Thanks Brian appreciate this feature.

  2. avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

    Brian, in this weeks AP poll, MSU moved from 22 to 18, in the Coaches poll, they moved from 18 to 17…….

  3. avatar The Tanner says:

    Karchinski back on the hardwood baby !!!

    Drake gone baby !!!

    Andre Dawson get scare baby !!!

    The Tanner bring the goods baby !!!

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    At least when you list the teams in the B1G, Brian, you don’t forget to include Iowa like Cheese-it did. It’s just so unprofessional for somebody who is supposedly a B1G writer to write about the B1G and leave out one of the schools when talking about realignment. Unconscionable.

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Shaky Grahm Couch, misses audience early, still missing it late!

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