Rayno's Big Ten basketball power rankings

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Wisconsin -- After a dominating non-conference schedule, the Badgers opened the Big Ten with more dominance over Northwestern.

Ohio State -- The Buckeyes' defense has been masterful and the trend isn't stopping in league play, with OSU halting Purdue on New Year's Eve.

Michigan State -- The Spartans kept things rolling with a win over Penn State, but the real intrigue will come with tougher league opponents.

Iowa -- Sunday vs. Wisconsin should provide the biggest challenge yet for the upstart Hawkeyes.

Illinois -- The Illini are riding a high after wins over Missouri and Indiana in the last few weeks. Can they keep it up?

Michigan -- The Wolverines won their Big Ten opener without Mitch McGary or Glenn Robinson for most of the second half. Hard to not call that a steal.

Indiana -- The matchup against Illinois was an exciting one, but at the end of overtime, the Hoosiers came out on the wrong side of the score.

Minnesota -- Dropping a game that was entirely in their grips after injuries to Michigan's top two players was not a great start for the Gophers.

Purdue -- The Boilermakers fell to Ohio State in their opener but still, beware of Purdue on the boards, where they grab 14.3 offensive rebounds a game.

Penn State -- It's hard to overcome 38.5 percent shooting against Michigan State, which the Nittany Lions learned on Tuesday.

Nebraska -- What did the Huskers do wrong to start the year with road games at Iowa and Ohio State. It's like a rebuilding program can't get any breaks ...

Northwestern -- The Wildcats were tormented by Wisconsin and have yet to prove they don't belong in the league basement.

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Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 4
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 4
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 9 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 5
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 8 FINAL
Oakland - LP: J. Samardzija 5
Atlanta - LP: D. Carpenter 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: M. Melancon 3
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 5 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: D. Huff 2
Arizona - LP: E. Marshall 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
LA Angels - WP: C. Rasmus 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 3
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0
Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto 3 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 7
San Francisco - WP: J. Peavy 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 3
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 4 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 3
Cleveland - WP: T. House 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0
Kansas City - LP: D. Duffy 2 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 5
San Diego - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: R. Hernandez 1
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Philadelphia
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New England
NY Giants 8/22/14 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Colorado 3
San Jose 1 FINAL
Seattle 1
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
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