SiriusXM Big Ten Radio’s Basketball Power Rankings

Check out this week’s edition of basketball Power Rankings, and listen to SiriusXM Big Ten Radio now.

Pete Pistone
January 10, 2023

Rutgers began the week knocking off No. 1 Purdue. (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.

It was a wild opening week of 2023 for Big Ten Basketball. Here’s how it impacted this weeks “Power Rankings:”

1. PURDUE @BoilerBall

The Boilermakers had to bounce back after losing to Rutgers to kick off the week then taking victories over Ohio State and Penn State.



It was an interesting week for the Badgers as Wisconsin squeaked out a win over Minnesota then followed up with a loss at Illinois.


3. RUTGERS @RutgersMBB

A 2-1 week for the Scarlet Knights opened up 2023 with a bang and a win over No. 1 Purdue, career victory 300 for coach Steve Pykiel.



The Spartans rolled to a 2-0 mark for the week taking down Nebraska before beating arch rival Michigan, victory number six in a row.



The best team in the state of Illinois resides in Evanston as the surging Wildcats ran their record to 12-3 with wins over Illinois and Indiana.


6. IOWA @IowaHoops

A spices week for Fran McCaffery and the Hawkeyes with victories over Indiana and Rutgers.


7. OHIO STATE @OhioStateHoops

The Buckeyes squandered a chance to knock off Purdue and then followed that up with a road loss at Maryland.


8. INDIANA @IndianaMBB 

It wasn’t a great week for Mike Woodson’s squad as Indiana went 0-2 losing at Iowa then at home to Northwestern.


9. MICHIGAN @umichbball

Hard to figure Michigan out at this point of the season after a 1-1 week including beating Penn State and a loss to Michigan State.


10. PENN STATE @PennStateMBB

A winless week has Penn State fans starting to sweat a little about their team’s chances this season.



Turmoil in Champaign was quelled by a big victory at home versus Wisconsin.


12. MARYLAND @TerrapinHoops

The Terrapins went 1-1 this week week losing to Rutgers but then bouncing back to defeat Ohio State.


13. NEBRASKA @HuskerHoops

A road win at Minnesota gave the Huskers a 1-1 week after starting things off with a loss at Michigan State.



The Gophers played well last week but still came up short in losses to Wisconsin and Nebraska.