Big Ten's Women's Basketball Power Rankings: Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio State battle it out for regular season title.

The #2 Buckeyes, #14 Hoosiers, and #4 Hawkeyes are in a three-way battle for first place in the Big Ten and the number one seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Indiana's upset loss to Illinois, however, likely cost them the regular season title and the opportunity to be the #1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

Indiana's Yarden Garzon (12) scores over Purdue's Madison Layden (33) during the first half of the
Indiana's Yarden Garzon (12) scores over Purdue's Madison Layden (33) during the first half of the / Rich Janzaruk/Herald Times / USA TODAY
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Big Ten Women's Basketball Power Rankings
Feb 1, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Rebeka Mikulasikova (23) shoots around Serah Williams. / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

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No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (13-12, 6-9)

The back end of the Badgers' schedule is favorable to make a move for seeding purposes in the Big Ten tournament. After a tough loss against Indiana, Wisconsin defeated Minnesota and Rutgers -- two of the worst teams in the conference. Purdue, Maryland, and Michigan State are the last three teams on the schedule and they are winnable. Especially if Serah Williams continues to play well.

No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini (13-12, 7-8)

Don't look now, but the Illini look a lot like the team that made the NCAA tournament last season. Makira Cook looks like she's found her form. Genesis Bryant is playing like one of the best guards in the conference. Kendal Bostic averages a double-double. There's always one team no one wants to play in the conference tournament. The Illini might be one of those teams. Ask Indiana.

No. 8 Penn State Lady Lions (16-10, 7-8)

Is Penn State broken? They've lost five games in a row, and not even Ashley Owusu's solid play has helped them win. They lost close to Michigan and have proceeded to lose every other game by double digits since.

No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (16-11, 7-8)

The Wolverines are another team that is trending downward at the wrong time. They've lost five of their last seven games, including a four-point loss to interstate rival Michigan State. The Wolverines do have two winnable games in their previous three against Northwestern and Purdue.