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Bardo: Michigan owns top spot in Power Rankings

This was quite the week in Big Ten basketball action. With all the shakeups that took place, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, certainly look a little different. As expected, there’s a new No. 1 following Michigan’s impressive win over Michigan State. This week, the Wolverines get to stake claim to the top stop. Find out where your team lands in this post.

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Bardo: Spartans seize top spot in Power Rankings

With all the upsets we saw this past week, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, look a lot different. As expected, there’s a new No. 1 following Wisconsin’s back-to-back losses. This week, it’s Michigan State that stakes claim to the top stop. Find out where your team lands in this post.

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Bardo: My top memory from Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall is one of the nation’s most recognizable arenas, and former Flyin’ Illini star and current BTN analyst Stephen Bardo has many fond memories of the Hoosiers’ sacred home. Watch Bardo discuss his favorite Assembly Hall memory in this post.

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Bardo: It's fun to see when the light finally comes on

It’s fun for me to see when the light finally comes on for younger players, particularly freshmen. Their game appears to the fans as though it’s blossomed out of nowhere, when, in fact, it’s just starting to bloom.

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Bardo: Iowa up, NU out of cellar in power poll

With Ohio State losing a pair of games this past week, there was quite the shakeup near the top of my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. There also was movement at the bottom, as Northwestern is no longer in the cellar.

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Bardo: Most surprising players in the Big Ten

It would be tough to find anyone with knowledge of college basketball who would argue against the Big Ten being among the top conferences in the country this year. We are in early January, and already, the conference features nine teams with double-digit wins, five of which are currently ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.

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Mailbag: Bardo on ejections, new rules & more

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of talk about college basketball’s new hand-checking rules and officiating, in general. Fans are passionate about it, naturally, and that’s very evident from the latest emails I’ve received. Read my Big Ten Mailbag in this post. Have a question for me? Enter it in the form at the bottom of the post, and I’ll answer the best ones.

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Bardo: Illini on upward swing in Power Rankings

That was a fun first week of the Big Ten men’s hoops season? Five teams escaped the week unblemished, including Ohio State and Wisconsin, both of which are undefeated on the season.

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Bardo: Purdue jumps up in Power Rankings

Big Ten play is less than a week away, can you feel it? That means it’s time for my latest and greatest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. This week, Purdue made a big jump after an impressive win over West Virginia, while Indiana and Michigan fell in the rankings.

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Bardo: My top 5 Big Ten long-range shooters

The nonconference season is about to give way to the conference season, and I can’t wait. Conference play, of course, means the competition will stiffen up – a lot – on a nightly basis. Buckets and open looks will be harder to come by. With that in mind, I decided to rank my top five long-range shooters. Based on stats, these are the guys I want taking deep shots for me.

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Bardo: Gophers up, Hoosiers down this week

Big Ten play is just around the corner, and that is great news. It’s going to be another fantastic Big Ten conference season. I promise. Anyway, it’s time for my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. This week, Minnesota is a huge riser, while Indiana is a significant dropper.

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Bardo's Mailbag: Zone, March surprises & more

It’s time to dig into my Mailbag. This week, Big Ten fans are curious about zone defenses, particularly Syracuse’s version, possible March surprises and consistency. Check out all my answers to your questions in this post. Oh, and feel free to use the form at the bottom of the post to send me your questions.

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Bardo: Ranking Big Ten's top men's hoops assistants

It’s no secret that the Big Ten is home to some of the best and most respected basketball coaches in the nation. But all of them, from Tom Izzo to Bo Ryan, have trusted sidekicks who make them better every night. Here’s my ranking of the conference’s top hoops assistants.

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Bardo: There's a new No. 1 in my Power Rankings

Who’s the best team in the Big Ten? The latest polls say it’s Ohio State. Barely, though. The top of the Big Ten is loaded, to the point where the No. 1 team could be up for debate on a weekly basis. This week, I have undefeated and tested Wisconsin atop my latest Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.

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Bardo: Penn State makes move in Power Rankings

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Power Rankings. This week, Penn State is the biggest mover, ascending two spots to No. 8 following a strong showing in the Barclays Center Classic. Before the highly anticipated Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips off tonight, check out where I have your team ranked.

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