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Big Ten Power Rankings: Surging Terrapins move up to No. 3

Outside of undefeated Michigan and Michigan State, no team's playing better than Maryland. The Terrapins, behind Big Ten player of the week Bruno Fernando, are on a roll, winners of five in a row.

Big Ten Power Rankings: Undefeated Michigan tops Jon Crispin's list

Happy New Year, Big Ten fans! Before we reenter Big Ten play, it's time to consider how the conference stacks up. Unsurprisingly, everyone's looking up at undefeated and reigning national runner-up Michigan.

Crispin: How early start to Big Ten play impacts preparation

College basketball season is officially upon us. To some, the start of the season came in the form of the FBI’s investigation into the numerous improprieties, which will affect the game for years to come. For coaches and players, particularly those in the Big Ten this year, the season started a long time ago. With an early start to conference play this season – Dec. 1, to be exact – let’s get ahead of the conversation and think about how this changes the approach, on a day-to-day basis. My initial thought is that the shift in the start of conference

Miles Bridges, Tom Izzo's 'Blue Collar Blue Chipper,' returns for sophomore season

When Miles Bridges announced that he wanted to address the Spartan faithful, it was impossible to believe he was going to pull a "LeBron" and tell everyone that he was going to "take his talents to the NBA." Bridges' "Decision" turned out to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time.

Crispin: Time to value process of building true winning culture

In the Twitter and message board era, there's even more pressure on big-time coaches. BTN analyst Jon Crispin hopes fans and administrators take notice and place more value on the process of building a true winning culture that these coaches are responsible for developing and maintaining.

Power Rankings: Nebraska rises to No. 8 in Jon Cripsin's latest poll

It's been a few weeks, but BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, features the same No. 1 team for consecutive weeks. That team is Purdue, of course, winners of five in a row.

Power Rankings: Purdue claims No. 1 spot in Jon Crispin's poll

For the third week in a row, there's a different team atop Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings. This week, it's Purdue, winner of of six of seven, claiming the top spot, replacing Wisconsin, which took over for Maryland the week before.