Saturday, February 23, 2013

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings - Conference Season #7

Power rankings suck right now.  The only realistic way IU loses the Big Ten regular season title is if Wisconsin wins out (which is totally possible since three of their final four games are likely wins) and Indiana loses two of its last four.  I don't see any way Michigan State creeps back into the race with their next three games being against ranked opponents (two of which are on the road).

Just two pictures of a couple typical d-bag IU fans

On to the rankings, where I die a lot inside and can't think of a clever literary theme.  Hey, I'm on vacation.
1.   Indiana (24-3, 12-2) [Last week's rank: 2]

Crushed Purdue, won at Michigan State

2.   Wisconsin (19-8, 10-4) [Last week's rank: 5]

Absoultely crushed Ohio State and Northwestern

3.   Michigan State (22-5, 11-3) [Last week's rank: 1]

Beat Nebraska, blew it against IU
4.   Ohio State (19-7, 9-5) [Last week's rank: 3]

Lost at Wisconsin, crushed Minnesota

5.   Michigan (22-4, 9-4) [Last week's rank: 4]
Topped Penn State

6.   Illinois (20-8, 7-7) [Last week's rank: 6]

Won big at Northwestern, but barely beat Penn State at home

7.    Iowa (17-9, 6-7) [Last week's rank: 8]

Huge win against Minnesota

8.    Minnesota (18-9, 6-8) [Last week's rank: 7]

Lopsided losses at Iowa and Ohio State (makes it even more amazing they broke their losing streak by beating Wisconsin)

9.   Northwestern (13-14, 4-10) [Last week's rank: 9]

Lost badly at home to Illinois and Wisconsin.  If not for their win against Purdue they'd be on a seven-game losing streak.

10. Purdue (12-14, 5-8) [Last week's rank: 10]

Destroyed by IU and then had the week to sit and think about how bad they are.  If not for the fortunate scheduling break of a Penn State game, they'd be on a six-game losing streak, so despite how bad Northwestern is looking right now, I still can't move Purdue up a spot, but that could change after this weekend.

11. Nebraska (12-14, 3-10) [Last week's rank: 11]

Lost to MSU

12. Penn State (8-18, 0-14) [Last week's rank: 12]

Lost be single digits at Illinois and Michigan (if that can be seen as a moral victory)

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