SiriusXM Big Ten Radio Basketball Power Rankings – 2/20

Check out this week’s Power Rankings.

Pete Pistone
February 20, 2024

Tournament time is within sight as the Big Ten season rolls on. Here’s a look at this week’s Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings.

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1. Purdue – The Boilermakers split their games last week taking down Minnesota before losing on the road to an upstart Ohio State team.

2. Michigan State – A sweep of their games last week has the Spartans on a roll putting wins on the board against Michigan and Penn State.

3. Illinois  – A couple of solid victories for the Fighting Illini last week defeating both Michigan and Maryland.

4. Northwestern – The Wildcats lost a tough game on the road against Rutgers before bouncing back in Bloomington with a win over Indiana.

5. Nebraska – The Huskers climbed to an 18-8 overall record with their victory over Penn State and are now 16-1 at home.

6. Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights are making a late season push but had a mixed week beating Northwestern then losing to Minnesota.

7. Iowa – A split last week saw the Hawkeyes lost to Maryland and then come back to topple Wisconsin at home.

8. Minnesota – The Gophers lost at Purdue to open last week then came back to beat Rutgers are home.

9. Wisconsin – The Badgers ended a foursome losing streak beating Ohio State but then lost to Iowa on the road.

10. Maryland – A 1-1 week for the Terrapins saw then beat Iowa before heading to Illinois and a loss to the Fighting Illini.

11. Penn State – Tough week for the Nittany Lions with losses to both Michigan State and Nebraska.

12. Ohio State – Head coach Chris Holtmann was let go after a loss to Wisconsin but the Buckeyes came roaring back with an upset win over Purdue at home.

13. Indiana – The Hoosiers lost at home to Northwestern and are two games below .500 in conference play heading into the week.

14. Michigan – A pair of losses to Illinois and Michigan State have the Wolverines still trending downward.