Publish Date: 02/21/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
The Cornhuskers look to have last place in lockdown on these rankings. The Huskers have one big ten win this season, and getting to number two is highly unlikely the way they have been playing.
The Wildcats had a horrible week, and they topped it off by being blown out by Minnesota.
The Gophers handled the Northwestern Wildcats to get back above .500 at 13-12. They need to find a couple more victories to get into the NIT, which would not be bad for a team that little was expected of at the beginning of the year.
The season has been a mess for the Terps, but they have fought hard all season long and will still pull another upset or two before the season finishes up. The Terrapins are a dangerous team.
Penn State is playing spoiler, and they are doing it very well as they won both games this past week, and one of those wins was an upset victory over Michigan State.
The Wolverines embarrassed themselves in yesterday’s loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. Now, all we can do is wait to see what the fallout that’s sure to come will be for the Wolverines.
The Hoosiers have now played themselves onto the NCAA bubble. The losing streak is inconsistent guard play, and no true leaders have stepped up.
The Spartans have fallen from being number one in these power rankings down to number seven in the last month. They aren’t in danger of missing the tournament yet, but a couple more losses and things could start looking cloudy for the Spartans.
Rutgers is the most improved team in the big ten over the last two months, and a loss at Purdue is not a killer. If this team stay consistent the rest of the season, they will be in the Big Dance come March.
The Hawkeyes have a high-powered offense, making them a tough out for anybody. The Hawkeyes got a massive win at Ohio State on Sunday and look like they will be in the NCAA Tournament.
On Sunday, the Buckeyes took it on the chin from the Hawkeyes and face a tough matchup against Indiana tonight. The Buckeyes are inconsistent, especially on the road.
The Illini got a nice win over Michigan State over the weekend as most of the other teams on this list. The Illini are inconsistent, and if they can find some consistency, they could make a run in the NCAA Tournament.
The Badgers had a great week as they beat the Hoosiers on the road and then came back home and beat a hot Michigan Wolverines team.
The Boilermakers looked poised to win a Big Ten championship, and they are capable of winning it all come tournament time.