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.
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.
Scottie Lindsey scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and Northwestern withstood a 16-0 Nebraska run spanning the halves to defeat the Cornhuskers 74-66 on Sunday.
Big Ten teams continued to pack every ounce of drama into its action Thursday, as all three conference games came down to wild finishes.
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.
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.
Conference play is beginning in earnest, as the race to the Big Ten championship is underway. Michigan State and Nebraska are off to strong 2-0 starts.
Michigan State jumped out to a big early lead and was able to hold off Northwestern Friday for a 61-52 victory. The win pushed the Spartans to 2-0 in Big Ten play and dropped the Wildcats to 1-1.
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.
Before Big Ten conference play tips off Tuesday, BTN.com asked BTN analysts Jess Settles and Shon Morris for their best of the non-conference season.