Indiana Women's Basketball: How did Iowa's domination of Indiana affect this week's Power Rankings?

Iowa dominated Indiana, and Ohio State notches a win to keep pace at the top of the Big Ten Standings.

Iowa's Caitlin Clark (22) shoots against Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa's Caitlin Clark (22) shoots against Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. / Julia Hansen/Iowa City Press-Citizen /
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Jan 14, 2024; College Park, Maryland, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Brinae Alexander (5). / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

No. 10-7

Purdue Boilermakers. 2-3 (Big Ten). . . 9-7. . . . 10. 492

Purdue won two of its first three conference games. Not only have the Boilermakers lost its last two Big Ten games, both have been blowouts. Purdue lost to Iowa by 25 points and to Maryland by 22. Those aren't Purdue's only two blow out losses either. They were dominated by Notre Dame and UCLA to open the season. That seems to be what Purdue's season is going to be, up and down.

11-5. 2-3 (Big Ten). . . . . 491. Penn State Lady Lions. . 9

The Lady Lions have split their last four games. They defeated Northwestern and Rutgers while losing to Michigan State and #14 Indiana. Penn State needs to find a way to defeat some of the teams at the top of the conference if they want any chance to make the NCAA tournament. They do have three winnable games before hosting a tough Maryland team.

Michigan State Spartans. . . 2-3 (Big Ten). . 8. . . 12-4. 486

The Spartans have lost two of its last three games. They lost a heartbreaker to Iowa on a game-winner from the logo by Caitlin Clark and lost another close one to #18 Ohio State by five. Those losses sandwich a five-point win against Maryland. Their three conference losses are by a total of 18 points. If Michigan State learns how to win these close games, they could pull the upset against someone.

Maryland Terrapins. 11-5. . . 3-2 (Big Ten). . 439. . . 7

Maryland is one of the more formidable teams in the conference. They've split their last two games but are starting to play better basketball. After a four-point performance against Nebraska, leading scorer Shyanne Sellers has averaged over 16 points per game since. The Terps have a pivotal game against the #18 Buckeyes.