Big Ten Power Rankings Archive

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 ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Middle of the pack tight as conference play resumes

Big Ten play resumed last week with several marquee matchups. The conference has gotten a lot of national love for its overall strong performance in non-conference play and is in good shape to have at least half the league earn ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Five teams go unbeaten in early conference play

The early window for Big Ten play has concluded and five teams — Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Indiana — are unbeaten in league play. Here’s a look at how the league is shaping up through the first ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Preseason edition

Less than two weeks remain until the start of the 2018-2019 college basketball season, which means it is time to dust off our Big Ten power rankings. The power rankings will be a weekly feature once conference play gets into ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Post-NBA draft early entry deadline edition

It’s mid-June and a little less than five months separate us from the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. A major offseason milestone was passed two weeks ago as the deadline to withdraw from the 2018 NBA draft occurred on Wednesday, ...