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Power Rankings: Iowa stays on top; Michigan State, Purdue climb

Feb 3, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Jarrod Uthoff (20) shoots the ball during the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won 73-49.

Iowa drops Illinois, stays on top

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We are now past the halfway point in conference play, and we have certainly learned a lot. There is still plenty of basketball to be played, but it’s time to start to identify the teams that are maintaining a high level of play and/or trending upward at the moment.

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Power Rankings: Indiana rises to No. 2 in Jon Crispin's latest list

Jan 23, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Northwestern Wildcats guard Tre Demps (14) is guarded by Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Yogi Ferrell sets Indiana assist record

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Every week, we put out my Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, and it often brings forth a variety of emotions from Big Ten fan bases. Some think their team is too high, some think their team is too low, and the rest just seem to think I’m clueless. Truth is, you all may be right to some extent.

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Power Rankings: Maryland enters Big Ten play in No. 1 spot

Dec 27, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins center Diamond Stone (33) looks on in the first half against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

You see this Diamond Stone bucket?

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The team that opened my preseason Big Ten Power Rankings atop the list will open Big Ten conference play in the same spot.

Maryland, which spent the last four weeks at No. 2 or No. 3, wrestles away the top spot from undefeated and No. 1 Michigan State this week.

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Power Rankings: Super-early first look at 2013-14

Keith Appling

Appling Throws Down A Monstrous Dunk vs. Northwestern

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It’s never too early to look ahead to next season, right? Actually, yes, the day after the completion of one season is entirely too early to start analyzing the next. But even if we don’t know which stars will return and which ones will go pro, it’s fun to consider what next season may bring. See my super-early 2013-14 power rankings in this post. And once all the NBA decision are made, I’ll update this list.

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Power Rankings: Penn State breaks out of cellar

Brandon Taylor

Penn State Storms the Court After Beating Michigan

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It’s been a long time coming, and with Penn State’s upset of then-No. 4 Michigan, coupled with Northwestern’s continued struggles, the Nittany Lions have broken out of the cellar in my latest Power Rankings.

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Power Rankings: Spartans fall in wake of 0-2 week

Aaron Craft & Travis Trice

Harris Drives In Aggressively For a Layup vs. Michigan State

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How tough is the Big Ten this season? A week ago, several people thought Michigan State might be the Big Ten’s top team. Today, following back-to-back losses, the Spartans land at No. 4 on my latest Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina).

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