Big Ten power poll

Michigan State: What the Spartans have continued to do despite injuries is incredible.

Michigan: The Wolverines are right back where we thought they’d be, 6-0 in the conference.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes own the 15th-fastest pace in the nation and still play extremely efficient basketball.

Minnesota: Take a picture, Gophers fans. After beating Wisconsin, the Gophers are on top of the Badgers in the standings. Winning four times in this league provides pretty good footing.

Wisconsin: The Badgers are tumbling with three consecutive losses, immediately following a 16-0 run.

Northwestern: Black is white! White is black! The Wildcats haven’t had a loss to an unranked league team, and they’ve pulled out three wins.

Indiana: Things get messy from No. 7 down. The Hoosiers have won just two games, but Wisconsin was one of them.

Illinois: At least the Illini have a win over a decent team.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes extended their losing streak to four when they fell at Nebraska..

Purdue: The Boilermakers couldn’t score more than 60 points in double overtime at Northwestern.

Nebraska: Unfortunately for the Huskers, a huge victory over flailing Ohio State was followed by a big letdown at Penn State.

Penn State: The last winless team in the Big Ten secured a victory, but beating Nebraska doesn’t get them very far.