1. Michigan (17-0, 6-0)

Remember Moe Wagner, who stood nearly 7-0 but could hit three-pointers? He was back this week in the form of Jon Teske, who had 17 first-half points vs. Northwestern. (Previous rank: 1)

2. Michigan St. (16-2, 7-0)

Joshua Langford (foot) and Kyle Ahrens (back) missed their seventh game combined Thursday, but the Spartans still picked up their 19th consecutive Big Ten regular-season win. (2)

3. Maryland (15-3, 6-1)

The Terrapins squandered an 18-point second-half lead vs. Wisconsin but escaped on a big three-pointer from Anthony Cowan. (3)

4. Iowa (15-3, 4-3)

The Hawkeyes are barely recognizable anymore with the way they are playing better defense than any other time in Fran McCaffery's tenure. (9)

5. Nebraska (13-5, 3-4)

Crushing Indiana was the Cornhuskers' best road win in years, but it was hard to keep that momentum going in a home loss to Michigan State. (8)

6. Wisconsin (11-6, 3-3)

The Badgers saw Lakeville North's Nate Reuvers have a career-high 18 points in a loss to Maryland. All of the 6-10 sophomore's points came in the second half. (6)

7. Ohio State (12-4, 2-3)

Who knew that Rutgers loss on the road would turn into a three-game slide, but Friday could be a bounce-back win vs. Maryland at home. (5)

8. Indiana (12-5, 3-3)

The toughest part of the schedule came early for the Hoosiers, who will try to end a three-game losing streak Saturday at Purdue. (4)

9. Purdue (11-6, 4-2)

How entertaining was that scoring duel between Carsen Edwards and Ethan Happ? Edwards has 54 points combined in the past two games. (10)

10. Minnesota (13-4, 3-3)

A bad loss like Wednesday can turn into a downward spiral if Gophers don't get tougher mentally and physically sooner than later. (7)

11. Northwestern (10-7, 1-5)

Chris Collins is looking for something to reward players for their effort, so that could come Friday vs. Rutgers. (11)

12. Illinois (5-12, 1-5)

The Illini might have something to build on now after their first Big Ten victory came in spectacular fashion vs. the Gophers (14)

13. Rutgers (8-8, 1-5)

Steve Pikiell can't figure out the formula that worked vs. Ohio State without leading scorer and rebounder Eugene Omoruyi (knee). (12)

14. Penn State (7-11, 0-7)

The Nittany Lions are still looking for their first Big Ten victory this season; might it come Saturday against a vulnerable Gophers team? (13)