Big Ten basketball power rankings: March 11 edition

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini basketball staff ranks the basketball teams in the Big Ten 1-12 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings.

Daily Illini Staff report

1. Michigan (Last week: 1)

Michigan won the outright Big Ten Title by three games, and the Wolverines looked like one of the top in the countries with a 31-point drubbing of the red-hot Illini last week. 

2. Wisconsin (3)

3. Michigan State (3)

3. Nebraska (5)

The Huskers are still considered a bubble team, but they are tied for third-hottest team in the Big Ten after a win over No. 9 Wisconsin on Sunday. Tim Miles is a top contender for coach of the year after the Huskers turnaround in conference play.

5. Ohio State (6)

6. Minnesota (9)

7. Illinois (7)

The Illini and Hawkeyes are tied after Illinois 66-63 win in Iowa City on Saturday. The teams split the season series, but Illinois has ended the season on an upward swing while Iowa is trending downward.

7. Iowa (4)

9. Indiana (7)

10. Penn State (10)

11. Northwestern (12)

12. Purdue (11)

The Boilermakers ended their season on a six-game losing streak to finish last in the conference after opening Big Ten play 3-2. Unless a miracle happens, Purdue will end its season on Thursday against Ohio State.