Big Ten Basketball Power Poll: Week 14


Well, things are certainly heating up and after tonight's big Indiana vs. MSU game we sure will have a definitive No. 1 team in the conference, but before that happens it's time to unveil our newest power poll of the season!! 

To say things have changed over the past week, well that would be an understatement. Some teams have solidified positions – especially inside the Top 4, however good luck predicting where the middle third of the conference stood after this last week. 

As always, here is our panel of distinguished bloggers from around the Big Ten: 

Andy Coppens - The B1G Time/ MadTown Badgers (Wisconsin) (@andycoppens)

Will Nahikian - The B1G Time MSU contributor (@TheB1GTimeMSU)

Robert A Lion Eye (Illinois) (@ALionEye)

Ross WB - Black Heart Gold Pants (Iowa) (@BHGP & @RossWB)

Brad Muckenthaler - Maize N Blue Nation (Michigan) (@MaizeBlueNation)

Ace Anbender - MGoBlog (Michigan) (@aceanbender)

Tom - The Daily Gopher (Minnesota) (@TheDailyGopher)

David McGee - CornNation (Nebraska) – (@CornNation)

Joe Dexter - The Buckeye Battle Cry (Ohio State) – (@joedexter)

So, let's get into the poll after the jump…..


Place School (1st place votes) Points Last Week Point Change
1 Indiana (8) 107 1 0
2 Michigan State (1) 100 2 6
3 Michigan  86 3 -5
4 Wisconsin 85 4 2
5 Ohio State 72 5 -3
6 Iowa 57 9 15
7 Illinois 55 7 3
8 Minnesota 50 6 -9
9 Northwestern 32 10 -1
10 Purdue 31 8 -12
11 Nebraska 17 11 -1
12 Penn State 10 12 1

Notes from the Poll: 

- One of the most interesting votes too place between the Badgers and Wolverines, with Michigan barely holding on to the 3rd spot, winning it by a vote of 5-4 for that position. 

- Amazingly Penn State got one 11th place vote, the first time in almost two months they didn't receive every last place vote. 

- Iowa took the biggest jump of the week after thumping Minnesota on Sunday and have become the poster child (along with Wisconsin) as to how crazy it is to figure out what's going to happen on any given week in the Big Ten. 

- Purdue has come back down to earth in our poll big time after impressing early in the season. Matt Painter has done a hell of a job keeping this super young team competitive though & where this team has been in our power poll shows the respect we've all had for the job he is doing.

Make sure you come back each and every Tuesday morning as we publish our weekly power poll!! You can find more of our musing on the Big Ten by following us on Twitter @TheB1GTime as well.

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy has been covering college football for nearly half a decade and is the Managing Editor of He's also a featured columnist covering college football for Bleacher Report.