Big Ten Power Rankings Archive

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 13

League play is a quarter of the way over and the middle of the conference is a glut of teams with legitimate NCAA tournament aspirations. Through Sunday’s games, the Big Ten has 12 teams ranked in the top 38 of ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 6

Every Big Ten team has played three games and several have played four, which means it’s time for another Big Ten power rankings update. The power rankings will run each Monday throughout the remainder of the regular season. Twelve of ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 1

Non-conference play has concluded and league games will resume on Thursday as Michigan State hosts Illinois and Minnesota travels to Purdue. Here’s a look at how the league is shaping up as 2020 begins: 14. Northwestern (5-7 overall, 0-2 Big ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Preseason edition

The start of the college basketball season is less than two weeks away and it is time for our preseason Big Ten power rankings. Before we dig into our projections, here’s a look at an aggregate table of preseason projections ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition (v 1)

Big Ten rosters are still in flux with the addition of late 2019 signees and graduate transfers, but several key NBA decisions are already out of the way. Periodically throughout the offseason, we’ll be publishing Big Ten power rankings as ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Purdue surges to the top

After another chaotic week in the Big Ten, the conference remains as strong as ever, with all 14 teams in the top 75 of KenPom’s adjusted efficiency rankings. Here’s where things stand entering the final week of conference play. 14. ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan State makes a statement

With just a few games left on the schedule, the standings are starting to sort themselves out. The tiers in the standings are quite clear at this point. There continues to be movement within those tiers, however, and the movement ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Three teams vying for regular season crown

Big Ten play is hitting the home stretch and three teams have created separation at the top of the league. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue are two games clear in the loss column from the rest of the pack and ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: No movement at the top, some at the bottom

The Big Ten is certainly an improved conference from where it was a year ago, when it only sent four teams to the NCAA tournament. But it appears the lofty projections set earlier in the season may have been a ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Three-way tie at the top means title race is on

We’re just past the midway point of Big Ten play and there is a clear top tier at the top of the league with Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan. The middle of the pack, meanwhile, remains a jumbled mess as ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Purdue makes a push

As the Big Ten schedule wears on, it becomes increasingly easy to identify qualitative differences between teams and separate them into tiers. Where there were once four teams at the bottom, a large middle class, and two title contenders, the ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan State takes over No. 1

The Big Ten has clearly established itself as one of, if not the top conference in college basketball. But while the pecking order has been difficult to peg, each passing week brings more clarity as to how the teams stack ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference remains tight as Michigan teams keep rolling

In addition to providing high entertainment value and intrigue, the Big Ten might be the most complete conference in college basketball. As of Sunday evening, the Big Ten has four ranked teams, six more on the bubble, and as deep ...