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Big Ten power poll

  • February 15, 2013 - 10:49 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Michigan State: It's hard to say any team has more momentum than the Spartans right now.

2. Indiana: The Hoosiers didn't spend much time mulling over the Illinois loss, defeating Ohio State and Nebraska.

3. Michigan: The Spartans overwhelmed the Wolverines in the paint, a weakness that has been exposed a little more lately.

4. Wisconsin: A loss at Minnesota significantly hurt the Badgers' title chances, but their conference push has still been impressive.

5. Ohio State: The Buckeyes lost their first home game and had a difficult stretch this week, but are still very much in the hunt.

6. Illinois: Quite a turnaround for the Illini, who again look tournament-bound.

7. Minnesota: With a tough three-game stretch ahead, the Gophers notched a huge one against the rival Badgers.

8. Purdue: When the Boilermakers lose, they lose badly.

9. Iowa: The Hawkeyes won consecutive games for just the second time this season. Next up: The Gophers.

10. Northwestern: With four losses in five games, the shorthanded Wildcats are in need of a spark.

11. Nebraska: The Cornhuskers make every game sticky with their clock management, but they're not there yet.

12. Penn State: The schedule is looking less and less favorable for even a single victory in this conference slate.

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