Omni Rankingsô 2017-2018 Men's college basketball ratings through 12/9/17 games
Big Ten 17-18 16-17 15-16 -5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Home court factor = 3.50 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 93.16 3 94.56 87.10 76.19 25 9 1 2 0 W8 9-1 5 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 vs North Carolina 101.88 vs Duke 86.61
2 Purdue 91.84 7 92.96 89.36 74.38 47 9 2 2 0 W5 8-2 6 0 2 0 1 2 3 1 3 1 3 0 vs Arizona 101.17 vs WKU 79.43
3 Ohio State 84.67 34 84.67 79.91 74.13 55 8 3 2 0 W3 7-3 6 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 4 1 4 0 at Wisconsin 97.17 vs Clemson 72.67
4 Minnesota 84.09 38 86.88 81.25 72.67 106 8 3 1 1 L2 7-3 5 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 3 1 4 0 vs Rutgers 90.70 at Nebraska 75.80
5 Maryland 83.51 39 83.51 81.35 71.34 145 9 3 1 1 W3 7-3 6 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 3 1 6 0 vs Ohio 87.86 vs St. Bonaventure 76.17
6 Penn State 80.85 53 81.03 75.11 70.69 160 8 3 1 1 W1 7-3 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 7 0 vs Pitt 89.31 vs Campbell 75.22
7 Michigan 80.11 60 84.65 79.12 72.88 97 7 3 1 1 W1 7-3 6 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 4 1 3 0 vs UC Riverside 87.70 vs UCLA 76.76
8 Wisconsin 79.34 67 87.38 79.34 77.55 8 4 7 1 1 L2 3-7 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 2 2 2 0 vs Yale 91.43 vs Ohio State 67.33
9 Illinois 77.09 82 82.20 77.02 69.65 199 6 4 0 2 L1 6-4 6 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 5 0 vs Southern 84.62 at Wake Forest 72.77
10 Rutgers 76.34 88 76.34 69.83 67.14 280 7 3 0 2 W2 7-3 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 vs Fairleigh Dickinson 83.88 vs Central Connecticut 67.41
11 Northwestern 75.23 97 75.68 72.74 74.06 57 5 4 1 1 L1   4 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 3 1 at Purdue 81.76 vs Texas Tech 63.67
12 Nebraska 74.16 110 74.16 68.32 73.16 84 7 4 1 1 L1 6-4 5 0 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 5 0 vs Minnesota       82.83 at St. John's       63.93
13 Iowa 72.04 140 78.63 72.04 68.17 257 4 6 0 2 L4 4-6 3 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 5 3 0 vs UAB       80.58 at Indiana       66.44
14 Indiana 71.55 147 71.55 64.61 73.00 93 5 5 1 1 L1 5-5 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 4 1 vs Eastern Michigan 78.07 vs Indiana State 54.71
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 North Carolina W 63 - 45 101.88 1 Ohio State at Wisconsin W 83 - 58 17.26 1 Nebraska vs Minnesota W 78 - 68 11.63
2 Purdue vs Arizona W 89 - 64 101.17 2 Rutgers vs Cleveland State W 70 - 38 12.10 2 Ohio State at Wisconsin W 83 - 58 8.18
3 Purdue vs Valparaiso W 80 - 50 100.28 3 Indiana vs Eastern Michigan W 87 - 67 11.86 3 Minnesota at Providence W 86 - 74 5.93
4 Michigan State vs Notre Dame W 81 - 63 99.75 4 Michigan State vs North Carolina W 63 - 45 11.85 4 Michigan State vs North Carolina W 63 - 45 4.74
5 Ohio State at Wisconsin W 83 - 58 97.17 5 Purdue vs Arizona W 89 - 64 11.71 5 Iowa vs UAB W 95 - 85 4.33
6 Michigan State vs Nebraska W 86 - 57 96.67 6 Penn State vs Pitt W 85 - 54 11.62 6 Wisconsin at Penn State W 64 - 63 2.84
7 Purdue vs Fairfield W 106 - 64 96.55 7 Nebraska vs Minnesota W 78 - 68 11.08 7 Indiana vs Eastern Michigan W 87 - 67 2.65
8 Purdue at Marquette W 86 - 71 94.81 8 Purdue vs Valparaiso W 80 - 50 10.14 8 Nebraska vs Boston College W 71 - 62 0.55
9 Michigan State vs UConn W 77 - 57 94.40 9 Nebraska vs North Dakota W 92 - 70 9.51 9 Northwestern vs Illinois W 72 - 68 OT 0.50
10 Michigan State at Rutgers W 62 - 52 91.67 10 Minnesota at Providence W 86 - 74 9.29 10 Indiana vs Iowa W 77 - 64 0.19
Big Ten projected standings Big Ten tournament bracket Most probable outcome realized Most probable outcome unrealized
Conference Overall 1 Michigan State
Rank Team W L W L  
1 Michigan State 15 3 27 4 8 Wisconsin @ New York, NY Michigan State
2 Purdue 15 3 25 6      
3 Ohio State 13 5 22 9 @ New York, NY Wisconsin  
4 Minnesota 11 7 21 10    
5 Maryland 10 8 20 10 9 Illinois @ New York, NY Michigan State
6 Penn State 10 8 20 11    
7 Michigan 9 9 18 12 4 Minnesota    
8 Wisconsin 9 9 15 16      
9 Illinois 7 11 15 15 5 Maryland @ New York, NY Minnesota  
10 Northwestern 7 11 14 16    
11 Nebraska 7 11 15 16 12 Rutgers @ New York, NY Maryland
12 Rutgers 6 12 16 14    
13 Indiana 5 13 11 19 @ New York, NY Rutgers @ New York, NY Michigan State
14 Iowa 4 14 12 19   2018 Big Ten
13 Indiana 2 Purdue Men's Basketball
  Tournament Champion
Big Ten tournament probabilities Outcome realized Outcome unrealized 7 Michigan @ New York, NY Purdue
Probabilities based on current ratings and projected tournament bracket        
Reaching Reaching Winning @ New York, NY Michigan    
Seed Team semifinals final tournament      
1 Michigan State 86.08% 66.07% 41.62% 10 Northwestern @ New York, NY Purdue
2 Purdue 83.68% 62.15% 34.62%  
3 Ohio State 66.79% 23.63% 8.49% 3 Ohio State  
4 Minnesota 57.67% 17.57% 6.61%    
5 Maryland 35.94% 10.46% 3.77% 6 Penn State @ New York, NY Ohio State
6 Penn State 27.61% 7.25% 1.94%    
7 Michigan 12.30% 5.08% 1.28% 11 Nebraska @ New York, NY Penn State
8 Wisconsin 8.73% 3.32% 0.86%    
9 Illinois 5.19% 1.65% 0.35% @ New York, NY Nebraska
10 Northwestern 4.02% 1.13% 0.18%  
11 Nebraska 3.70% 0.53% 0.08% 14 Iowa
12 Rutgers 5.23% 0.82% 0.16%
13 Indiana 1.16% 0.11% 0.01%
14 Iowa 1.91% 0.22% 0.03% © Omni Rankings