Omni Rankingsô 2016-2017 Men's college basketball ratings through 4/3/17 games
Big Ten 16-17 15-16 14-15 -5
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Home court factor = 2.86 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 89.37 12 89.46 78.56 78.62 26 26 12 10 8 L1 8-2 15 3 3 8 8 1 12 8 8 4 6 0 at Nebraska 99.34 at Illinois 72.41
2 Wisconsin 87.87 18 89.17 81.69 78.46 31 27 10 12 6 L1 5-5 15 2 5 5 7 3 11 8 10 2 6 0 vs Northwestern 98.80 vs Chicago State 78.25
3 Purdue 87.61 20 91.95 86.32 78.15 35 27 8 14 4 L1 7-3 15 2 6 4 6 2 9 6 11 2 7 0 vs Arizona State 100.39 vs Kansas 74.35
4 Michigan State 83.33 35 86.26 77.20 78.95 23 20 15 10 8 L1 5-5 14 2 2 7 4 6 7 10 9 4 4 1 vs Miami (FL) 93.65 at Michigan 67.86
5 Northwestern 81.70 46 84.47 78.75 76.72 57 24 12 10 8 L1 5-5 15 4 5 5 4 3 6 9 10 3 8 0 vs Iowa 96.94 vs Wisconsin 69.31
6 Minnesota 81.46 49 82.68 73.71 77.13 52 24 10 11 7 L2 7-3 17 3 5 5 2 2 7 7 10 3 7 0 at Maryland 90.55 at Michigan State 72.93
7 Indiana 81.44 50 89.31 81.12 76.85 54 18 16 7 11 L2 3-7 14 4 2 9 2 3 4 11 6 4 8 1 vs North Carolina 95.74 at Michigan 68.82
8 Maryland 80.01 58 83.14 75.20 76.20 62 23 9 12 6 L2 4-6 13 5 8 2 2 2 7 5 11 4 5 0 vs Illinois 90.12 vs Pitt 68.63
9 Illinois 79.77 59 80.30 74.74 77.79 40 19 15 8 10 L1 6-4 14 5 3 7 2 3 4 8 11 7 4 0 vs VCU 88.94 at Maryland 66.64
10 Iowa 79.45 63 81.14 74.62 76.50 60 19 15 10 8 L1 5-5 15 5 3 7 1 3 5 9 7 5 7 1 vs Northern Iowa 91.60 at Northwestern 64.80
11 Ohio State 77.62 75 83.57 75.38 76.25 61 17 15 7 11 L2 4-6 13 6 4 7 0 2 5 8 6 6 6 1 vs Marshall 93.41 vs Rutgers 70.72
12 Penn State 75.00 99 77.67 69.53 77.32 47 15 18 6 12 L1 3-7 9 7 4 7 2 4 2 11 8 6 5 1 at Illinois       85.35 vs George Mason     59.12
13 Nebraska 73.95 106 80.69 73.76 79.46 16 11 19 6 12 L5 2-8 7 8 3 8 1 3 3 12 6 6 2 1 at Indiana       85.59 vs Michigan       61.48
14 Rutgers 72.25 128 73.43 70.48 74.77 77 14 18 3 15 L1 3-7 9 6 3 10 2 2 0 12 4 6 10 0 vs Central Connecticut 81.09 vs Hartford 61.68
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 Purdue vs Arizona State W 97 - 64 100.39 1 Michigan vs Indiana W 90 - 60 16.70 1 Nebraska at Indiana W 87 - 83 15.65
2 Michigan at Nebraska W 93 - 57 99.34 2 Northwestern vs Iowa W 89 - 54 15.55 2 Michigan State vs Wichita State W 77 - 72 14.23
3 Wisconsin vs Northwestern W 76 - 48 98.80 3 Michigan vs SMU W 76 - 54 15.17 3 Minnesota at Purdue W 91 - 82 OT 14.20
4 Purdue vs Auburn W 96 - 71 98.34 4 Ohio State vs Marshall W 111 - 70 14.79 4 Nebraska vs Purdue W 83 - 80 12.21
5 Michigan vs Indiana W 90 - 60 97.56 5 Michigan at Nebraska W 93 - 57 14.13 5 Iowa vs Iowa State W 78 - 64 10.21
6 Purdue vs Northwestern W 80 - 59 97.08 6 Iowa vs Northern Iowa W 69 - 46 13.81 6 Illinois at Northwestern W 68 - 61 9.89
7 Northwestern vs Iowa W 89 - 54 96.94 7 Michigan vs Michigan State W 86 - 57 13.77 7 Iowa vs Purdue W 83 - 78 8.66
8 Michigan vs SMU W 76 - 54 96.86 8 Wisconsin vs Northwestern W 76 - 48 13.28 8 Rutgers at Penn State W 70 - 68 8.43
9 Purdue vs Iowa W 89 - 67 95.98 9 Maryland vs Illinois W 84 - 59 12.97 9 Indiana vs North Carolina W 76 - 67 8.28
10 Indiana vs North Carolina W 76 - 67 95.74 10 Illinois vs VCU W 64 - 46 12.79 10 Northwestern at Wisconsin W 66 - 59 7.99
Big Ten standings Big Ten tournament bracket Most probable outcome realized Most probable outcome unrealized
Conference Overall 1 Purdue
Rank Team W L W L  
1 Purdue 14 4 27 8 8 Michigan @ Washington, DC Michigan
2 Wisconsin 12 6 27 10      
3 Maryland 12 6 23 9 @ Washington, DC Michigan  
4 Minnesota 11 7 24 10    
5 Michigan 10 8 26 12 9 Illinois @ Washington, DC Michigan
6 Michigan State 10 8 20 15    
7 Northwestern 10 8 24 12 4 Minnesota    
8 Iowa 10 8 19 15      
9 Illinois 8 10 19 15 5 Michigan State @ Washington, DC Minnesota  
10 Indiana 7 11 18 16    
11 Ohio State 7 11 17 15 12 Nebraska @ Washington, DC Michigan State
12 Penn State 6 12 15 18    
13 Nebraska 6 12 11 19 @ Washington, DC Penn State @ Washington, DC Michigan
14 Rutgers 3 15 14 18   2017 Big Ten
13 Penn State 2 Wisconsin Men's Basketball
  Tournament Champion
Big Ten tournament probabilities Outcome realized Outcome unrealized 7 Iowa @ Washington, DC Wisconsin
Probabilities based on current ratings and tournament bracket        
Reaching Reaching Winning @ Washington, DC Indiana    
Seed Team semifinals final tournament      
1 Purdue 63.45% 48.12% 34.62% 10 Indiana @ Washington, DC Wisconsin
2 Wisconsin 63.29% 40.88% 18.34%  
3 Maryland 54.74% 22.83% 7.51% 3 Maryland  
4 Minnesota 56.34% 16.35% 7.71%    
5 Michigan State 34.79% 9.95% 4.64% 6 Northwestern @ Washington, DC Northwestern
6 Northwestern 31.69% 13.07% 4.24%    
7 Iowa 17.04% 8.58% 2.73% 11 Ohio State @ Washington, DC Northwestern
8 Michigan 31.80% 22.15% 14.46%    
9 Illinois 4.75% 2.05% 0.79% @ Washington, DC Rutgers
10 Indiana 19.67% 10.33% 3.48%  
11 Ohio State 12.23% 4.08% 1.05% 14 Rutgers
12 Nebraska 2.31% 0.27% 0.06%
13 Penn State 6.55% 1.10% 0.34%
14 Rutgers 1.34% 0.22% 0.03% © Omni Rankings