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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

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

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.

Dec 19, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate the win against the Kentucky Wildcats at Barclays Center. Ohio State Buckeyes won 74-67. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings: Ohio State ascends four spots after UK win

It’s the final week of non-conference play. That’s right, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, the Big Ten conference season tips off. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Before the games really start to count, and before you check out for the holiday break, it’s time to share my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Editor’s note: All records are through Sunday, Dec. 20 action. See my latest list below: 1. Michigan State (12-0). Tom Izzo is still working

Nov 29, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) holds the trophy for winning the Wooden Legacy Tournament against the Providence Friars as he celebrates with his team at Honda Center. The Michigan State Spartans won 77-64. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings: Michigan State takes over No. 1 spot this week

That didn’t take long! There’s a new team atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, and it’s impressive Michigan State. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] The Spartans (7-0) replace Maryland, undefeated itself, atop this week’s list because, well, no one is playing better than Denzel Valentine’s team. Don’t worry, Terrapins fans, your team is still among the nation’s best. Editor’s note: Team records are through Sunday, Nov. 29 action. See my full latest list below: 1. Michigan State (7-0). The Spartans are playing the best basketball in the country. Denzel