SiriusXM Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings – 2/6

Take a look at this week’s Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings.

Pete Pistone
February 6, 2024

Purdue is beginning to separate itself from the field as hoops action rolls on through February. Here’s a look at this week’s Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings.

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1. Purdue – A pair of big conference wins just days apart over Northwestern in OT and on the road versus Wisconsin has the Boilermakers among the elite.

2. Illinois – It wasn’t easy but the Fighting Illini won twice last week over Ohio State and fighting off a scrappy Nebraska team in overtime.

3. Northwestern – The Wildcats fought hard in the loss to Purdue on the road that unfortunately had a carryover effect losing to Minnesota days later.

4. Wisconsin – The Badgers had a tough week of games on the schedule and it showed with losses to both Nebraska and Purdue.

5. Michigan State – The numbers are adding up for the Spartans who have won ten of their last 13 and bring a two game winning streak into the week.

6. Nebraska – The Huskers had a very solid week despite splitting a pair of games with Wisconsin and Illinois and are still on pace to make the NCAA Tournament.

7. Maryland – A tough loss on the road to Michigan State didn’t help the Terrapins’ bid for a post-season berth.

8. Iowa – A loss to Indiana on the road and a win over Ohio State kept the Hawkeyes swuaely on the bubble for a tournament bid.

9. Penn State – Two nice road wins at Rutgers and Indiana were a bit of a surprise for a Nittany Lions team that is back to .500 at 11-11.

10. Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights looked really bad in a loss to Penn State but came but on the road to surprise Michigan in a much-needed victory.

11. Minnesota – A big win at home over Northwestern has Minnesota 5-5 in the conference with ten games left in the season.

12. Indiana – The Hoosiers continue to take two steps forward and one step back last week beating Iowa before losing to home to Penn State.

13. Ohio State – Two losses to Illinois and Iowa have the Buckeyes on a tailspin of four straight losses including losing seven of their last eight games.

14. Michigan – Losses to Michigan State and Rutgers have the Wolverines limping to the finish line of a disappointing season now standing at 7-15 overall.