In one of the more notable developments in an exciting start to the college basketball season, the Big Ten is back.
A season ago, the conference went 12-21 in November non-conference games against high-major teams. With attrition the year prior at Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Maryland and new coaches emerging at Ohio State and Indiana, the league struggled agaisnt other major programs, ultimately going 3-11 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
This season, the league is already 24-17 against high-major opponents, tied the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, won the Gavitt Tipoff Games agaisnt the Big East and has impressed enough to boast four top-eight, six top-20, eight top-30 and 10 top-50 teams in the NCAA’s NET rankings that have replaced the RPI and will be used come tournament selection time. In short, the conference can be regarded as the second-best in the nation behind the 10-team Big 12.
So who has impressed, who hasn’t and where do all 14 teams stack up? Using stats, the eye test and other factors, we break down all 14 teams in our weekly Big Ten Power Rankings.
See where each team stacks up below.