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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Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate after the NCAA women's basketball game against the Purdue Boilermakers. / Alex Martin/Journal and Courier / USA

No 3-1

. 4-1. . Ohio State Buckeyes. 490. . 13-3. . 3.

The Buckeyes have won three straight after being upset by arch-rival Michigan. Two of those three wins were dominations against two of the worst teams in the conference. The Buckeyes followed that with a close win against a game Michigan State squad. Jacy Sheldon leads a Buckeye offense that might be small but can shoot you out of the gym when it gets going.

Indiana Hoosiers. 14-2. 2. 5-1. . . . . . 482

The Hoosiers remain at number two despite the blowout loss to the Hawkeyes. Travel issues, a ruckus crowd, and Caitlin Clark playing out of her mind were all contributing factors to a game that got away from Indiana early. Indiana uncharacteristically missed open shots and turned the basketball over. Two things that a Teri Moren-coached team rarely does. They already have the rematch at Assembly Hall circled.

483. Iowa Hawkeyes. . 6-0. . . 17-1. . . 1

It cannot be understated how well the Hawkeyes are playing right now. Caitlin Clark is being Caitlin Clark, but the team is playing outstanding complementary basketball. Clark trusts her teammates and the system. She has no issue passing the ball when she's double or triple teamed. They play aggressive defense, and their rotations on double teams are as sound as there are in all of basketball.

They are focused on winning and National Championship and it shows.