Big Ten Power Poll

Wisconsin (16-2, 4-1): So the Badgers lost to Rutgers without Frank Kaminsky? The sky isn't falling ... yet. How will they fare now that Traevon Jackson broke his foot?

Maryland (16-2, 4-1): Like Wisconsin, the Terrapins learned no road victory comes easily, after falling at Illinois earlier this month.

Michigan State (12-5, 3-1): Those surprising (Texas Southern!) home losses seem so long ago. The Spartans have cruised through their past three by 14 points or more.

Iowa (12-5, 3-1): The Hawkeyes are still perfect in true road games this season.

Ohio State (14-4, 3-2): Freshman D'Angelo Russell has scored 20-plus in three of the past four.

Rutgers (10-8, 2-3): A win over Wisconsin and a oh-so-close battle at Maryland — what a week.

Indiana (13-4, 3-1): The Hoosiers are barely winning, but the W's still count.

Illinois (12-6, 2-3): The Illini went 1-1 on the road this week after beating Maryland.

Nebraska (10-7, 2-3): Leslee Smith and Moses Abraham are back, and the Huskers are looking a little more lively.

Purdue (10-7, 2-2): Toughest assignment: Wisconsin on the road, then hosting Maryland.

Michigan (10-7, 3-2): They'll have to do more than beat bottom-dwellers to move up.

Northwestern (10-7; 1-3): The offense is better, but opponents have scored 80-plus in two of the past three.

Penn State (12-5; 0-4): The Nittany Lions are longing for the Drexels and Duquesnes of the world again.

Gophers (11-7; 0-5): Owners of the worst conference record.