Big Ten Men's Basketball Power Rankings: There's a battle for the top four seeds in the Big Ten Tournament.

#2 Purdue and #13 Illinois seem locked into the top two seeds. However, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Nebraska all have ten wins. Michigan State is within one game and playing their best basketball of the season.

Indiana's Kel'el Ware (1) shoots over Northwestern's Luke Hunger (33) during the first half of the
Indiana's Kel'el Ware (1) shoots over Northwestern's Luke Hunger (33) during the first half of the / Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY
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Feb 17, 2024; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg against the Penn State Nittany Lions / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 6 Michigan State Spartans (17-11, 9-8)

After the Spartans won three straight games, they dropped their last two games. Tom Izzo's squad has been inconsistent this season but has played better down the stretch. They are going to be an exciting team in the Big Ten tournament. Do they have enough scoring to make a deep run in the tournament?

No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-8, 10-7)

It's time the Big Ten and the rest of the country recognize the job head coach Fred Hoiberg has done in Lincoln. He's done what many consider to be impossible, make Nebraska a viable basketball program. Hoiberg has done it without a big time star or recruit. He's done it with culture and grit. Will that be enough to make a run in the conference tournament?

No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers (18-9, 10-6)

The Badgers have been a pleasant surprise in the Big Ten. The Badgers have won two of three after a four-game losing streak. Wisconsin has an opportunity to make some noise in their last four games of the season. They have an opportunity to upset Illinois and Purdue to close the season, and they are talented enough to do it.