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Power Rankings: Purdue takes No. 1 spot, Minnesota jumps to No. 3

It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to release my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Spoiler: There's a new No. 1 (Purdue), while Northwestern and surging Minnesota are the biggest risers.

Big Ten Whiteboard: Ready for Minnesota-Michigan State rematch?

Just two weeks into the conference season, and every Big Ten team has at least one league loss. And there are four teams atop the conference standings with 3-1 marks: Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin. Here's a look-ahead to the third week of Big Ten play.

Minnesota edges Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 70-66

Minnesota edged Northwestern on the road Thursdsay, 70-66, behind 17 points from Amir Coffey. The loss was the second consecutive defeat for Northwestern, while the Gophers have built on their fantastic early-season record with back-to-back wins.

Big Ten Whiteboard: It's a big week for No. 13 Wisconsin

With the lid being taken off of conference play, the action in the Big Ten is starting to heat up. Michigan State (2-0), Nebraska (2-0) and Wisconsin (1-0) are the lone undefeated teams left. Here's a look at the second week of Big Ten play.

Scottie Lindsey career-high (31) sends Northwestern past Penn State

Scottie Lindsey scored 17 of his 31 points in the first half and Northwestern beat Penn State 87-77 on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Vic Law added 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-2), who won their ninth straight.