SiriusXM Big Ten Radio Basketball Power Rankings – 1/30

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Pete Pistone
February 2, 2024

As the calendar flips to February the stretch run to “March Madness” is on in the conference. Here’s a look at this week’s Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings.

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1. Purdue – The Boilermakers keep rolling along putting victories over Michigan and Rutgers on the board last week.

2. Wisconsin – After a little hiccup, the Badgers got back in the right direction with wins against Minnesota and Michigan State.

3. Northwestern – The Wildcats had a big overtime win at home over arch-rival Illinois before taking down Ohio State a few days later.

4. Illinois – The Fighting Illini had a hard week with the overtime loss to Northwestern before rebounding against Indiana.

5. Michigan State – The Spartans had a shot to make a huge statement playing Wisconsin on the road but came up short.

6. Maryland – A pair of wins for the Terps over Iowa and Nebraska has Maryland back in the post-season discussion.

7. Nebraska – A split for the Huskers included losing to Maryland but taking down Ohio State at home.

8. Iowa – A close loss at home to Maryland opened the week for the Hawkeyes who came back to beat Michigan on the road.

9. Ohio State – The rollercoaster ride of the Buckeyes season is definitely heading down after a couple of losses to Nebraska and Northwestern.

10. Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights played only once last week and were beaten in a tough battle by Purdue.

11. Indiana – The Hoosiers played competitively but their only game of the week was a loss to Illinois.

12. Minnesota – The Gophers are still a bubble team after splitting games last week with Wisconsin and Penn State.

13. Penn State – The Nittany Lions remained below .500 after losing at home to Minnesota last week.

14. Michigan – Purdue and Iowa were the latest two teams to tag the Wolverines with losses.