Big Ten Power Rankings Archive

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, ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 19

Only one week remains in the regular season, and every team still has plenty to play for. The four teams at the bottom are all within a half game, while Michigan State has found a bit of separation at the ...

Big Ten Power rankings: February 12

Only 16 days remain until the Big Ten Tournament, and the race at the top has suddenly heated up, with Purdue dropping two straight. 14. Rutgers (12-15, 2-12 Big Ten; 0.86 points per possession in conference play, 1.04 PPP allowed; ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 5

The Big Ten regular season is heading into the final stretch, with every team already having played at least 11 conference games. While the Big Ten’s elite look like potential NCAA title contenders, the dropoff after is steep. Six teams ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 22

A Big Ten full of parity has begun to stabilize somewhat as we near the unofficial halfway point of the conference season. The next week will feature a series of matchups that could once again shake up the league. 14. ...