Friday, February 8, 2013

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings - Conference Season #5

A lot of people like to do their power rankings on a Monday to start off the week and take advantage of the break in the action.  I chose Friday simply because it's easier with my schedule.  Turns out that choice was perfect because the Fighting Illini, and my new best friend Tyler Griffey, did some honorable work last night.

Nice defense Hoosiers! Way to stand around Zeller.

On to the rankings, where we build off of last week's haiku and bring you the ever-popular limerick.

1.   Michigan (21-2, 8-2) [Last week's rank: 1]

You lost a road game to IU,
But that is no cause to be blue
You'll beat them at home,
Then head to the dome,
After getting upset by Purdue?

2.   Indiana (20-3, 8-2) [Last week's rank: 2]

You hadn't played much tough ball
Away from your biased Ass. Hall
Then you head out of state
Blow your lead and lose late
And defend like a hole in a wall


Things to note from this game:
Zeller's last second D was quite lame
It's a shock to be beat
When you shoot with such heat
Sheehey's d-bag ego to blame?

(you just have to love how much that technical foul hurt in hindsight)

3.   Michigan State (19-4, 8-2) [Last week's rank: 3]

Spartans look better than guessed
Pray Purdue gives them a real test
Boo Dawson so hard
But make sure the scorecard
Shows Boilers are really the best

4.   Ohio State (17-5, 7-3) [Last week's rank: 4]

They've only had one bad loss
Played Michigan so very boss
They play up or down
To their rival's renown
So they'll cause IU some chaos

5.   Wisconsin (16-7, 7-3) [Last week's rank: 5]

Their play is always a bore
'Cause they make it so hard to score
And lanky white boys
Can be such killjoys
Expect them to finish top four

6.   Minnesota (17-6, 5-5) [Last week's rank: 6]

Not looking as fierce as we thought
The Gophers seem quite distraught
Their players it seems
Still can't beat good teams
Tubby's one good class going for naught

7.   Illinois (16-8, 3-7) [Last week's rank: 10]

Illinois was spiraling down
And looking quite like a clown
But then they got hot
Made shot after shot
In March will they yet wear a gown?

8.  Northwestern (13-10, 4-6) [Last week's rank: 9]

A nice short week for the 'Cats
Who bashed the Boilers with bats
A sneaky smart crew
Who sorely miss Drew
But Boilers must simply tip hats

9.   Purdue (12-11, 5-5) [Last week's rank: 7]

It isn't impressive to lawd
Beating a bad Penn State squad
The schedule is rough
Do they have enough
To make up for an offense so flawed?

10.  Iowa (14-9, 3-7) [Last week's rank: 8]

A heart-breaking week for the Hawks
Who keep running into roadblocks
Two tough road bouts
They couldn't eke out
But "close" is as worthless as rocks

11.  Nebraska (11-12, 2-8) [Last week's rank: 11]

Still dwelling down here in the cellar
Your play hasn't been very stellar
But now and again
You sneak out a win
I pray you can stop Cody Zeller

12.  Penn State (8-14, 0-10) [Last week's rank: 12]

Your last chance for victory is near
When you play the lads with corn by the ear
If you stink like a pig
You'll get kicked out of the Big
Tim Frazier can transfer next year

1 comment:

  1. It's a true shame that this post got buried. We'll have to do a "Best Of" at the end of the year to give it the recognition it deserves!