Indiana Basketball: Big Ten Power Rankings Heading into Conference Play

Where do the Hoosiers stack up in the Big Ten going into Conference Play

Morehead State v Indiana
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Indiana basketball and many other teams in the Big Ten complete their conference schedules this weekend. The Hoosiers completed their non-conference tilt yesterday against Kennesaw State at home in Assembly Hall. As the schedule moves toward Big Ten Conference play, how do the Hoosiers stack up against everyone else?

Indiana arguably has one of the more talented -- if not the most talented -- rosters in the conference. However, head coach Mike Woodson needs a lot of things to come together for the Hoosiers to make a deep run in the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament.

The Hoosiers need many things to go right to reach its ceiling. One of those things is senior guard Xavier Johnson to get healthy. He's been out since the Harvard game with a back injury. He returned to full contact practice the day before the Kennesaw State game. In addition, Mackenzie Mgbako's development is also imperative. If he continues to figure it out, the Hoosiers will be dangerous in the second half of the season.

Johnson's return gives the Hoosiers a veteran on the floor who Woodson can trust to run the offense. Here's a look at the Big Ten Power Rankings heading into the first week of conference play.