Big Ten Power Ranking: December 28-Inside the Hall – NBA Sports

Big Ten’s schedule is now in full swing, with each program in the league already playing two games and five programs playing three or more.

It should be even clearer this week as 20% of the league matches will be by Sunday. The Big Ten Power Ranking runs every Monday until the end of the regular season.

14. Nebraska (0-2, .877 PPP, 1.056 PPP allowed)

The Huskers are Big Ten’s worst offensive team this season, ranking 148th nationwide for Kempom’s adjusted attack efficiency throughout nine games. Still, Nebraska played against both Michigan and Wisconsin in the first half of the first two league games. It’s no wonder this group has recorded an unexpected conference victory this season.

13. Pennsylvania State University (0-2, .999 PPP, 1.15 PPP permission)

The Nittany Lions brought down Illinois 15 in Bryce Jordan early in the first half and then defensively collapsed last Wednesday with a 98-81 defeat. Pennsylvania State University is a solid security guard, but its front court has stepped back at the graduation ceremonies of Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins. Pennsylvania State University is able to beat a good team as it defeats Virginia Tech 75-55 in the Big Ten ACC Challenge on December 8 and aims to win its first conference at Bloomington on Wednesday night. Was shown.

12. Maryland (0-2, .977 PPP, 1.104 PPP permission)

Maryland is 5-3 overall, but is not ahead of the team that is above 119th in Ken Pom’s rating. Terp has experienced Eric Ayala, Darryl Mosel and Aaron Wiggins all returning to College Park on the back court under Mark Tarjon, but the overall talent level of the program is lower than in recent seasons. .. Maryland was deprived of a chance to run a deep NCAA tournament last season due to a pandemic, but with a fan base already asking important questions about its coach, if this team is overwhelmed, Turgeon May go to the hot sheet.

11. Michigan (0-2, 1.029 PPP, 1.196 PPP permission)

It would be surprising if Sparta again appeared so low in this season’s power rankings, but after being easily hit by both Northwestern and Wisconsin, this spot is justified for now. Michigan State University’s defense is currently ranked only 61st in the country by Pomeroy and has already been shredded twice in the league. Michigan State University has a chance to gain positive momentum in road games in Minnesota and Nebraska this week, but the group now appears to be lost without Cassias Winston leading.

10. Indiana (0-2, .953 PPP, 1.073 PPP allowed)

Hoosiers got off to a bad start last Wednesday in the first half of their home loss to Northwestern University. Couldn’t come up with enough loose balls Or a defensive stop in Illinois on Saturday with a loss of 69-60. Both Trace Jackson Davis and Armarn Franklin were credible to Archie Miller, but like the overall depth, attacks beyond these two are now volatile. Indiana’s defense is still ranked in the top 10 nationwide, but the Hoosiers need more from Alderlam Jr. and Rob Finize to avoid another finish in the lower half of the league.

9. Minnesota (1-1, 1.057 PPP, 1.184 PPP permission)

Marcus Carr showed why he was one of the best point guards in the country when he won the 102-95 extra time in a barn in Iowa last week and scored 30 points. The Gophers could win St. Louis home non-conference on December 20th and become one of the 10 or 11 Big Ten Teams with a legitimate chance to host the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

8. Ohio (1-2, 1.029 PPP, 1.01 PPP allowed)

Buckeyes has a great home win against Rutgers, but is already lacking in two road losses in Purdue and Northwestern. The Ohio State University is a corrupt three-pointer team with a total of 30.9% so far, but it excels in caring for the ball, aggressive rebounds, and reaching foul lines. Harvard graduate transfer Sethtowns is currently active in three games, scoring 11 points in 17 minutes after losing at Northwestern University.

7. Purdue (2-1, .989 PPP, 1.014 PPP permission)

Purdue’s attack relies heavily on making a 3, and so far boiler makers have been pretty good from behind Ark this season. Overall, Purdue shoots 38.7% from distance, and boilermakers hit 35.8% in conference play. Redshirt freshman Brandon Newman is 19-of-42 (44.2%) from behind Ark in 10 games, and Redshirt Junior Sasha Stefanovich is 29-of-57 (50.9%).

6. Michigan (2-0, 1.015 PPP, .908 PPP allowed)

How good is Michigan? It’s a difficult question to answer now, probably for the foreseeable future. Wolverines is 7-0, but will not win the Ken Pom Top 50 and will not play the Ken Pom Top 40 team until Wisconsin arrives in Ann Arbor on January 12. The 7’1 center hunter Dickinson looks like him. Became a legitimate candidate for this year’s Big Ten freshmen, shooting ridiculous 72.9 percent in 2 seconds.

5. Rutgers (2-1, 1.104 PPP, 1.08 PPP permission)

The Scarlet Knights turned bright red for 3 seconds to start playing the meeting and are currently leading the meeting at 42.1 percent of the distance. The rotation of Rutgers was relatively thin, and it was even more exhausted when freshman Clifford Omorui recently collapsed with a knee sprain. Rutgers was defeated at the first meeting in Ohio on December 23, due to the lack of Omoruyi. Scarlet Knights He also made a strange decision to allow the player to go home for Christmas., Did not occur anywhere else in the league.

4. Iowa (1-1, 1.166 PPP, 1.110 PPP permission)

I’ve seen this story before with the Fran McCaffery team. It is an elite attack and a defense that cannot stop the dribble invasion. Iowa intends to hit many teams with an elite attack, but has been exposed to recent defeats by Gonzaga, who abandoned 99 points, and Minnesota, who allowed 102 points. Luka Garsa is still Big Ten’s best player and continues to grow in monster numbers, but Hawkeye is third or fourth best at the conference until it proves to be able to show some defensive resistance. Nothing beats the team.

3. Northwest (3-0, 1.109 PPP, 1.0 PPP permission)

Wildcats is a big ten surprise team that will defeat Michigan, Indiana and Ohio to start the league match. Northwestern University, which chose to end at the end of the meeting in a pre-season media vote, surprised Michigan State University at home in a league match, proving that winning in Indiana wasn’t a fluke. did. Northwestern University then tracked most of the second half at home against Ohio before Boo Buyer and Chase Audige hit some huge shots for a one-point win. Wildcats can shoot the ball, which gives them the opportunity to maintain this early success.

2. Illinois (3-1, 1.185 PPP, 1.014 PPP permission)

Illinois played three games last week, losing to Rutgers, winning at Pennsylvania State University, and winning in Indiana on Saturday to finish 2-1. In the Hoosiers victory, junior guard Ayo Dosunmu exploded 18 points in the last 10 minutes, and sophomore Kofi Cockburn beat Trayce Jackson-Davis with a 69-60 victory. Illinois is an elite offensive team, with two of the five best players at the conference, and a pair of freshmen Adam Miller and André Grandier who are already playing a major role.

1. Wisconsin (2-0, 1.185, 1.014 PPP allowed)

Wisconsin is Big Ten’s most experienced team, and while Illinois may not have an upper limit, badgers show their strengths like any other team in the country. Wisconsin aggressively opened a clinic with 85-76 victories in Michigan on Christmas Day. Badgers scored 1.25 points for each possession, shot 57.6% in 2 seconds, and committed only 7 turnovers. At the end of the game at 16:25, Wisconsin beat Michigan 43-25. Wisconsin hasn’t reached the level of Bo Ryan’s command, but Greg Guard, now in his sixth season, has proven to be more than enough to replace him.

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