SiriusXM Big Ten Radio’s Basketball Power Rankings

The calendar is turning to February and Purdue continues to roll. Here’s this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings.”

Pete Pistone
January 30, 2023

Michigan State continues to fight hard in the competitive Big Ten. (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 is turning to February and Purdue continues to roll. Here’s this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings:”

1. PURDUE @BoilerBall

A pair of wins over Michigan on the road and at home versus Michigan State has the Boilermakers at 21-1 entering the new week.

2. INDIANA @IndianaMBB 

Things going in a much better direction in Bloomington for the Hoosiers who knocked off Minnesota and Ohio State last week.


Not always pretty but the Fighting Illini have been effective and Illinois put up a pair of wins last week versus Ohio State and Wisconsin.

4. RUTGERS @RutgersMBB

The Scarlett Knights are just 3-3 over their last six games splitting a pair last week beating Penn State but then losing to Iowa for the second time.


The Wildcats got two wins they needed to put on the board and took care of business against Minnesota and Nebraska to move to 6-3 in the conference.


A couple of tough opponents last week for the Spartans ended up with Michigan State splitting things beating Iowa before losing to Purdue.

7. IOWA @IowaHoops

The Hawkeyes started last week bowing to Michigan State before bouncing back to topple Rutgers giving them two wins this season against the Scarlett Knights.

8. MARYLAND @TerrapinHoops

A nice week for the Terps who went 2-0 getting great play from Jahmir Young in particular.


After losing to Rutgers to kick off the week Penn State came back to defeat Michigan to remain on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

10. OHIO STATE @OhioStateHoops

Tough sledding in Columbus for the Buckeyes with two road losses against Illinois and Indiana.


A three loss week is not what the Badgers needed as they fight to remain in the picture for a tournament bid.

12. MICHIGAN @umichbball

A 22-point loss to Penn State and a loss to Purdue was the story of a very bad week for the Wolverines.

13. NEBRASKA @HuskerHoops

Northwestern and Maryland beat Nebraska last week who now must try to rebound in the coming days against Illinois and Penn State.


The Gophers fell to 1-9 in conference play after a week losing to both Indiana and Northwestern.