15 February 2010

Big Ten Power Rankings as of Feb 15, 2010

1. Purdue (9-3)
PU won at Michigan State and defeated Iowa at home. A seven game winning streak with a win at EL. Plus one.
2. Ohio State (10-3)
Last week OSU won at Indiana and at Illinois. The Buckeyes have now won nine straight in conference. Wow! Plus two.
3. Wisconsin (9-4)
UW split two home games. The Badgers lost a stunner to Illinois and took out their frustrations on hapless Indiana. They drop two spots behind the two hottest teams in the Big Ten.
4. Michigan State (10-3)
MSU lost a home game to Purdue and won at Penn State. They drop one because OSU is en fuego.
5. Illinois (9-4)
Last week UI won at Wisconsin and lost to Ohio State at home. A pretty impressive split that is making us eat our words. Plus one.
6. Northwestern (6-7)
NU was embarrassed at Iowa and won a thriller at home against Minnesota. Minus one.
7. Minnesota (5-7)
Last week UM lost at home to Michigan and at Northwestern. They are on downward watch.
8. Michigan (5-7)
NU won at Minnesota. They could go up a notch next week.
9. Indiana (3-9)
Last week IU lost to Ohio State at home and at Wisconsin. That's some tough sledding. No change.
10. Iowa (3-10)
Last week Iowa defeated Northwestern at home and lost at Purdue. Is it possible they will overtake the Hoosiers? Not yet anyway. No change.
11. Penn State (0-12)
Last week PSU lost to Michigan State at home. No change.