Big Ten Power Rankings Archive

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason edition v. 1

There’s still plenty to sort out with Big Ten rosters for the 2020-21 season. The deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft won’t come until early August, which means several  players still have a chance to shift the balance of ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: March 2

We’ve hit the final week of the Big Ten regular season, but there’s still plenty to be decided in the race for the conference crown. Maryland can win the title outright with a pair of wins this week, but if ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 17

Maryland remains at the top of the Big Ten standings after beating Nebraska and Michigan State last week. With eight straight wins, the Terps are the favorite to win the league’s regular season crown. The power rankings will run each ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 10

There’s a new leader atop the Big Ten standings as Maryland’s six-game winning streak has the Terps at the top of the league. The middle of the pack continues to be a jumbled mess, but the Big Ten currently has ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 3

Very few Big Ten teams came out of last week unscathed, and it’s making for an exciting race as we enter the last month and a half of conference play. Michigan State and Illinois still remain tied at the top ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 27

It was a strong week for road teams in the Big Ten as eight wins were recorded away from home. Michigan State and Illinois are in a tie at the top of the league standings with Rutgers and Maryland just ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 20

Michigan State continues to lead the Big Ten standings, but has Rutgers and Illinois right on its tail in second place. Beyond that, the middle of the league is a jumbled mess as home teams continue to hold serve (42-7). ...

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. ...