Basketball tips off this week. Tuesday, to be exact. Before the ball goes up, get BTN analyst Robbie Hummel's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings inside.
It's the final week of the season. Purdue is in the driver's seat, and is the only contender that controls its destiny. It being the last week, I thought I'd do something a little different with my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, and project the Big Ten tourney seeds.
Before the penultimate week of Big Ten play opens Tuesday night, it's time to take a look at Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Of note: Maryland enters the top 5, moving from No. 6 to No. 4, and Minnesota drops from No. 7 to No. 10.
For the third consecutive week, Matt Painter's Boilermakers take the top spot in my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArclorMittal. See the full list inside.
After three straight weeks of a new No. 1, sizzling Purdue remains atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The entire top four remains the same, actually, while surging Iowa moves up one and into the top 5.
For the third time in as many weeks, there's a new No. 1 in my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. This week, it's white-hot Purdue, winner of seven straight, taking the place of Michigan, now No. 2.
One week, that's how long Michigan's stint at No. 2 lasted in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The Wolverines return to No. 1, thanks to wins over Minnesota and Indiana, coupled with Michigan State's loss at Purdue.
With Michigan suffering its first defeat of the season, coupled with Michigan State's win over previously surging Maryland, there's little debate over who's the top team in the Big Ten.
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.
The return of Big Ten play saw three teams suffer their first conference defeat. That leaves two unbeatens: Michigan and Michigan State, both 4-0. Get Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, inside.