Big Ten weekly basketball power rankings

Here’s the weekly look at the Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball power rankings.MEN
1. Indiana (23-3, 11-2) – Hoosiers rolled to a 29-point win over Nebraska and a 28-point victory over Purdue both at home
2. MSU (22-4, 11-2) – Spartans have Big Ten-best five-game win streak and impressed with dominating 23-point home victory over Michigan. MSU followed with road win over Nebraska. Will face the other top five teams in the league over the next couple weeks.
3. Michigan (22-4, 9-4) – Wolverines were trounced by MSU on the road and then struggled to beat Penn State at home. Have upcoming big games at home against Illinois, MSU and Indiana
4. Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4) – Badgers fell to Minnesota in overtime on the road but bounced back to earn 22-point home win over Ohio State
5. Ohio State (18-7, 8-5) – Buckeyes beat Northwestern at home and then suffered 22-point road loss to Wisconsin
6. Illinois (19-8, 6-7) – Illini have won four straight (second longest win streak in Big Ten) after beating Purdue by 20 at home and then earned road win at Northwestern
7. Iowa (17-9, 6-7) – Hawkeyes have win three straight. They edged Penn State on the road and beat Minnesota by 21 at home
8. Minnesota (18-8, 6-7) – Gophers knocked off Badgers in overtime at home and then fell on road to Iowa by 21 points
9. Purdue (12-14, 5-8) – Boilermakers have lost three straight, including lopsided losses to Indiana and Illinois
10. Northwestern (13-13, 4-9) – Wildcats have dropped three straight and suffered losses to Ohio State and Illinois
11. Nebraska (12-14, 3-10) – Huskers had tough week, falling to the Big Ten’s top two teams (MSU, Indiana)
12. Penn State (8-17, 0-13)– Nittany Lions still winless in Big Ten play but played tight games with Iowa and Michigan. Lost by just two to Iowa at home and then eight to Michigan on the road.

1. Penn State (21-3, 11-1) – Nittany Lions are closing in on second straight regular season crown
2. Nebraska (19-6, 9-3) Huskers have been hottest team in the league
3. Michigan (19-6, 8-4) – Wolverines have won three straight after edging MSU at home in lone game last week
4. Purdue (19-6, 8-4) – Boilermakers have dropped three of four after suffering 20-point home loss to Iowa on Sunday. Road win over Wisconsin on Thursday is lone win in that stretch for Purdue
5. MSU (19-6, 7-5) – Spartans have dropped two of last three. MSU posted 30-point home win over Indiana but fell by one to Michigan on the road
6. Illinois (15-9, 8-4) – Illini have won five of last six with three-point setback to Michigan being only loss in that stretch. Illinois beat Wisconsin in lone contest last week
7. Iowa (17-10, 6-7) – Hawkeyes had lost five straight before posting 20-point road win over Purdue on Sunday. Iowa fell to Penn State in other game last week
8. Ohio State (14-11, 4-8) – Buckeyes suffered 19-point loss to Nebraska in lone game of the week
9. Northwestern (12-13, 4-8) – Wildcats beat Minnesota on road in only game last week
10. Minnesota (15-11, 4-8) – Gophers have dropped three of four this month and fell to Northwestern at home in lone game of the week
11. Wisconsin (11-15, 3-10) – Badgers have dropped four of five this month and had setbacks to Illinois and Purdue last week
12. Indiana (10-15, 1-11) – Hoosiers have lost 10 straight and fell to MSU in only game last week

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2 Responses to Big Ten weekly basketball power rankings

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Thanks Brian looking forward to a new number one next week,

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Marine what I feared would happen again did, not only is TUS blocked but my personal email as well. In addition management is required to go in and check our business email sent folder, deleted folder and inbox and check for personal email, so I am now completely unable to communicate 50 hours a week. Per agreement with my wife, if this happened again she does not want me locking myself upstairs blogging every night, So I am going to be reduced to Dr. Muffin with one liners on the Ipad during the evenings. Please let everyone know that I am again physically banned from participating.

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