There is a three-way battle atop the Big Ten Women's Basketball Power Rankings

#14 Indiana rebounds, while #12 Ohio State upsets #5 Iowa

Indiana Head Coach Teri Moren watches the Hoosiers during the first half of the Indiana versus Murray State.
Indiana Head Coach Teri Moren watches the Hoosiers during the first half of the Indiana versus Murray State. / Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY
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It always rings true, the Big Ten is the toughest conference in college basketball to win on the road. The #5 Iowa Hawkeyes found that out against Ohio State. After two home wins against #14 Indiana and Wisconsin by 27 and 46 points respectively, the Hawkeyes were upset on the road against Ohio State.

How did the last week of games affect the Power Rankings? Let's find out.

team. Big Ten . . 0-8 (Big Ten). . . . 452. 6-15. 14

  • NET Ranking: 160
  • Best Win/Worst Loss: Loss #14 Indiana 66-56, Loss #12 Ohio State 90-55, Loss #5 Iowa 103-69
  • Last week: Loss @ Illinois
  • This week: Loss to Michigan 56-50, Saturday @ Wisconsin
  • In a Nutshell: The Scarlett Knights are still looking for its first conference win. It almost got it against Michigan. That game was Rutgers' most competitive game since it lost to Purdue by one point. When do they play Northwestern again?

Big Ten Power Rankins. 7-12. 2-6. . . 489. . . . 13

  • NET Ranking: 222
  • -Best Win/Worst Loss: Win @ Wisconsin 74-69, Loss @ #15 Notre Dame 110-52
  • Last Week: Loss @ Michigan State
  • This Week: v. Penn State on Thursday
  • In a Nutshell: The Wildcats play hard. They're scrappy, and do everything the right way. Unfortunately, the talent isn't there. They don't have the elite scoring or size needed to compete consistently in the Big Ten.

. . . 12. Big Ten Power Rankings. . 809. 9-9. 2-6 (Big Ten).

  • NET Ranking: 120
  • Best Win/Worst Loss: Win v. Minnesota 59-56, loss @ Purdue 89-50
  • Last Week: Win v. Minnesota
  • This Week: v. Rutgers
  • In a Nutshell: Head coach Marisa Moseley and the Badgers are experiencing the ups and downs of relying on young players to score. Second-year forward Serah Williams is a double-double machine. However, Wisconsin has struggled to find a dependable second scorer behind her. Guard Ronnie Porter is playing better but needs a more consistent number two.