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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Rutgers Destiny Adams goes up with a shot. Rutgers women's Basketball falls to Penn State. / Peter Ackerman / USA TODAY NETWORK

. . . . 4-3 (Big Ten). 7. 439. Big Ten Power Rankings. 12-6.

  • NET Ranking: 26
  • Best Win/Worst Loss: Loss @ Michigan, Win v. Purdue 88-66
  • Last Week: Loss @ Michigan
  • This Week: @ Penn State on January 28
  • In a Nutshell: For the Terps to win, they need an outstanding performance by Shyanne Sellars almost every night. Bri McDaniel is a solid player, but Maryland doesn't have the firepower or the rebounding to compete with the best of the best in the Big Ten. This is a rebuilding year in College Park, and they might have found their alpha for next season.

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. . 14-6. . 485. . 5-3 (Big Ten). . Big Ten Power Rankings. 6

  • NET Ranking: 43
  • Best Win/Worst Loss: Win v. Ohio State 69-60, Loss @ Nebraska 62-43
  • Last Week: Win v. Maryland
  • This Week: @ Michigan State on January 27
  • In a Nutshell: The Wolverines have proven to be quite the mixed bag this year. They have a dominant win against Illinois and an upset win against Ohio State. After the upset of the Buckeyes, they were dominated by IU and Minnesota. They bounced back with two wins after losing three of four. That said, they need some consistency over their next five games. All of them are winnable and three are at home.

. . Big Ten Power Rankings. 14-5. 5-3. 491. . . . 5

  • NET Ranking: 27
  • Best Win/Worst Loss: Win v. Nebraska 82-73, Loss @ West Virginia 83-65
  • Last Week: Win @ Northwestern 76-65
  • This Week: v. Maryland on January 28
  • In a Nutshell: The Nittany Lions boast one of the best scorers in the conference, guard Ashley Owusu. She's finally on the floor after transferring from Virginia Tech. She's paired with Makenna Marisa, and they could form quite the 1-2 punch offensively. Penn State moves the basketball as well as anyone in the conference and could make some noise in the Big Ten tournament.