SiriusXM Big Ten Radio’s Basketball Power Rankings – 1/16/24

Check out this week’s rankings.

Pete Pistone
January 16, 2024

The weather is ice cold around much of the country but hoops action is heating up. Here’s a look at this week’s Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings.

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1. Purdue – The Boilermakers were upset on the road by a very good Nebraska team before coming home to knock off Penn State.

2. Wisconsin – The Badgers had a great week with wins over Ohio State and Northwestern and keep surging as winer rolls on.

3. Illinois – A close win over Michigan State at home was followed by a surprising loss to Maryland at home.

4. Nebraska – The Huskers knocked off Purdue at home and then went on the road losing to Iowa.

5. Michigan State – The road continues to be tough for the Spartans losing at Illinois before a home blowout victory over Rutgers.

6. Ohio State – Just one game for the Buckeyes last week and it was a loss at home to Wisconsin.

7. Maryland – A great week for the Terps with a pair of victories over Michigan and Illinois.

8. Northwestern – A tough win on the road against Penn State was followed with an equally tough loss at Wisconsin for the Wildcats.

9. Indiana – The Hoosiers dropped a game at Rutgers to start last week but bounced back at home with a victory over Minnesota.

10. Iowa – The Hawkeyes only played once last week and it resulted in a double digit win at home over Nebraska.

11. Rutgers – A 1-1 week for the Scarlet Knights beating Indiana before losing on the road to Michigan State on Sunday.

12. Minnesota – The Gophers had a seven-game winning streak snapped by Indiana on the road last week.

13. Penn State – A couple of losses for the Nittany Lions last week to Northwestern and Purdue.

14. Michigan – Tough sledding for the Wolverines continued with Michigan in a five game losing streak.