SiriusXM Big Ten Radio Basketball Power Rankings

The calendar has reached the midway point of January and here is this week’s “Power Rankings.”

Pete Pistone
January 16, 2023

The Big ten hoops season rolls into the second half of January. (Photo: Big Ten)

Pete Pistone and the rest of the SiriusXM Big Ten Radio team will unveil Power Rankings each week of the college basketball season. Check out this week’s edition of basketball Power Rankings below, and listen to SiriusXM Big Ten Radio (Ch. 372) on the SXM App now.

The calendar has reached the midway point of January and here is this week’s “Power Rankings:”

1. PURDUE @BoilerBall

The Boilermakers continue to cruise as Matt Painter’s team looks to continue one of the best starts in program history.


2. RUTGERS @RutgersMBB

A road win against a tough Northwestern team and then knocking off Ohio State at home capped a very good week for the Scarlet Knights.


3. IOWA @IowaHoops

That bad loss to Eastern Illinois continues to feel like an eternity ago with Iowa with wins last week over Michigan and Maryland.



A split week for the Spartans going to Wisconsin to beat the Badgers but then falling to Illinois in Champaign.



Definitely a turn of events for Illinois after some disarray with a 2-0 week and wins over Nebraska and Wisconsin.



A couple of tough losses for the Wildcats last week losing a thriller at home to Rutgers then dropping another game on the road at Michigan.


7. MICHIGAN @umichbball

The Wolverines fell apart in overtime to lose on the road against Iowa but were able to bounce back to topple Northwestern at home.



A week to forget for the Badgers after losing at home against Michigan State and then getting blown out on the road by Illinois.



The Nittany Lions had one game last week and they were impressive with a double digit victory over Indiana.


10. INDIANA @IndianaMBB 

Hard to figure these Hoosiers who got blown out by Penn State but then returned the favor later in the week with a win versus Wisconsin.


11. OHIO STATE @OhioStateHoops

Losing at home to Minnesota was a shock and then things didn’t get better for the Buckeyes going on the road to lose to Rutgers.


12. MARYLAND @TerrapinHoops

The Terrapins lost their third game in four outings after getting defeated by Iowa.



All hail the Gophers pulling off their biggest win of the season on the road against Ohio State for the first Big Ten victory of the year.


14. NEBRASKA @HuskerHoops

Two losses by double digits against Illinois and Purdue summed up a bad week for the Huskers.