Omni Rankingsô 2015-2016 Men's college basketball ratings through 4/4/16 games
Big Ten 15-16 14-15 13-14 -5
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Home court factor = 3.26 Record vs D-I teams
Season range Schedule strength Overall Conference Home Road Neutral vs 1-50 vs 51-150 vs 151+
Rank Team Rating D-I rank Max Min Rating D-I rank W L W L Streak Last 10 W L W L W L W L W L W L Highest single-game rating Lowest single-game rating
1 Michigan State 92.38 4 94.72 88.69 77.28 40 29 6 13 5 L1 9-1 14 2 7 3 8 1 8 4 13 2 8 0 vs Boston College 101.52 vs Middle Tennessee 79.29
2 Purdue 89.32 8 93.47 86.83 77.26 43 26 9 12 6 L2 6-4 17 1 5 5 4 3 7 6 11 3 8 0 vs Illinois 98.12 at Illinois 76.57
3 Indiana 88.87 12 89.66 81.28 75.45 70 27 8 15 3 L1 7-3 17 0 6 4 4 4 8 4 10 4 9 0 vs Northwestern 97.91 vs Wake Forest 74.93
4 Maryland 85.05 23 87.01 78.34 77.53 34 26 9 12 6 L1 5-5 15 1 4 6 7 2 4 7 15 1 7 1 vs Ohio State 97.85 vs Rider 75.20
5 Iowa 83.36 34 90.24 82.71 77.64 31 22 11 12 6 L1 3-7 13 2 6 5 3 4 5 7 9 4 8 0 at Michigan State 100.84 vs Villanova 77.62
6 Wisconsin 83.19 36 85.53 78.09 78.39 15 22 13 12 6 L1 6-4 13 5 6 5 3 3 8 7 9 5 5 1 at Maryland 92.82 vs Marquette 73.25
7 Michigan 79.71 60 82.34 75.95 76.62 58 22 13 10 8 L1 4-6 12 4 4 6 6 3 4 12 8 1 10 0 at Nebraska 89.28 vs Xavier 71.00
8 Northwestern 78.65 70 79.01 73.74 72.91 97 20 12 8 10 L1 5-5 14 4 5 6 1 2 1 7 6 5 13 0 at Minnesota 89.53 vs Michigan State 65.00
9 Nebraska 78.32 73 80.38 74.83 75.56 69 16 18 6 12 L1 3-7 10 8 3 8 3 2 2 12 4 5 10 1 at Rutgers 89.78 vs Samford 64.46
10 Ohio State 77.31 80 81.33 75.18 76.15 62 21 14 11 7 L1 6-4 15 6 4 6 2 2 2 11 9 2 10 1 vs Kentucky 86.31 at Maryland 66.11
11 Illinois 74.17 116 75.46 70.55 76.77 54 15 19 5 13 L1 4-6 8 9 2 8 5 2 3 10 1 8 11 1 vs Minnesota 88.77 at Indiana 64.02
12 Penn State 72.91 126 74.38 64.64 77.22 44 16 16 7 11 L1 5-5 11 4 4 9 1 3 2 7 5 7 9 2 at Northwestern     81.92 at Duquesne       59.50
13 Minnesota 68.21 183 81.22 68.21 75.66 68 8 23 2 16 L4 2-8 7 10 0 9 1 4 2 6 1 15 5 2 vs Louisiana Monroe     82.16 vs Illinois       54.00
14 Rutgers 62.59 265 71.50 60.75 75.89 65 6 25 1 17 L1 1-9 6 11 0 11 0 3 0 11 0 12 6 2 vs Minnesota 77.08 vs Nebraska 51.52
Big Ten top performances Big Ten surprise performances Big Ten upset wins
Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating Rank Team Opponent Result Rating
1 Michigan State vs Boston College W 99 - 68 101.52 1 Illinois vs Minnesota W 85 - 52 16.37 1 Illinois vs Purdue W 84 - 70 15.51
2 Michigan State at Northwestern W 76 - 45 100.92 2 Rutgers vs Minnesota W 75 - 52 16.34 2 Nebraska at Michigan State W 72 - 71 13.57
3 Iowa at Michigan State W 76 - 59 100.84 3 Illinois vs Purdue W 84 - 70 15.13 3 Penn State vs Indiana W 68 - 63 12.48
4 Michigan State vs Ohio State W 81 - 54 100.60 4 Nebraska at Rutgers W 90 - 56 14.43 4 Penn State vs Iowa W 79 - 75 12.08
5 Michigan State vs Penn State W 88 - 57 98.43 5 Maryland vs Rhode Island W 86 - 63 13.89 5 Ohio State vs Kentucky W 74 - 67 11.14
6 Purdue vs Illinois W 89 - 58 98.12 6 Indiana vs Morehead State W 92 - 59 13.73 6 Illinois vs Iowa W 68 - 66 11.11
7 Indiana vs Northwestern W 89 - 57 97.91 7 Maryland vs Ohio State W 100 - 65 13.01 7 Minnesota vs Maryland W 68 - 63 10.41
8 Maryland vs Ohio State W 100 - 65 97.85 8 Northwestern at Minnesota W 77 - 52 12.55 8 Penn State at Northwestern W 71 - 62 10.19
9 Michigan State at Penn State W 92 - 65 97.83 9 Iowa at Michigan State W 76 - 59 12.42 9 Penn State at Boston College W 67 - 58 10.11
10 Michigan State vs Indiana W 88 - 69 97.73 10 Michigan State at Northwestern W 76 - 45 11.95 10 Michigan vs Indiana W 72 - 69 9.54
Big Ten standings Big Ten tournament bracket Most probable outcome realized Most probable outcome unrealized
Conference Overall 1 Indiana
Rank Team W L W L  
1 Indiana 15 3 27 8 8 Michigan @ Indianapolis, IN Michigan
2 Michigan State 13 5 29 6      
3 Purdue 12 6 26 9 @ Indianapolis, IN Michigan  
4 Maryland 12 6 26 9    
5 Iowa 12 6 22 11 9 Northwestern @ Indianapolis, IN Purdue
6 Wisconsin 12 6 22 13    
7 Ohio State 11 7 21 14 4 Purdue    
8 Michigan 10 8 22 13      
9 Northwestern 8 10 20 12 5 Iowa @ Indianapolis, IN Purdue  
10 Penn State 7 11 16 16    
11 Nebraska 6 12 16 18 12 Illinois @ Indianapolis, IN Illinois
12 Illinois 5 13 15 19    
13 Minnesota 2 16 8 23 @ Indianapolis, IN Illinois @ Indianapolis, IN Michigan State
14 Rutgers 1 17 6 25   2016 Big Ten
13 Minnesota 2 Michigan State Men's Basketball
  Tournament Champion
Big Ten tournament probabilities Outcome realized Outcome unrealized 7 Ohio State @ Indianapolis, IN Michigan State
Probabilities based on pre-tournament ratings and projected tournament bracket        
Reaching Reaching Winning @ Indianapolis, IN Ohio State    
Seed Team semifinals final tournament      
1 Indiana 79.97% 45.48% 19.88% 10 Penn State @ Indianapolis, IN Michigan State
2 Michigan State 90.48% 72.04% 50.10%  
3 Maryland 56.31% 14.63% 5.69% 3 Maryland  
4 Purdue 62.32% 32.89% 13.38%    
5 Iowa 36.56% 16.43% 5.53% 6 Wisconsin @ Indianapolis, IN Maryland
6 Wisconsin 37.25% 9.52% 3.65%    
7 Ohio State 8.05% 2.74% 0.65% 11 Nebraska @ Indianapolis, IN Nebraska
8 Michigan 11.34% 3.01% 0.58%    
9 Northwestern 8.68% 2.06% 0.35% @ Indianapolis, IN Nebraska
10 Penn State 1.47% 0.26% 0.03%  
11 Nebraska 6.41% 0.80% 0.15% 14 Rutgers
12 Illinois 0.78% 0.10% 0.01%
13 Minnesota 0.35% 0.04% 0.00%
14 Rutgers 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% © Omni Rankings