Posts tagged "2010 big ten season"

Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings March Tipoff Edition

When doing a Big Ten Power rankings this time of year, there’s three tiers. You have your top three teams, a force to be reckoned with in national college basketball. Then you have this muddled mix of mediocre blah. Some of it will rise to the cream, and possibly make a run in March because... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings 2-1-11

Lots of shakeup this week in my Big Ten Power Rankings. Let’s see where everyone shakes up. “CAN’T WAIT” as the New York Jets Bart Scott would say: 1. Ohio State Buckeyes (22-0, 9-0) Following their narrowest of escapes against a much less talented Northwestern team on Saturday night; it’s pretty obvious they’re not going... Read more »

Big 10 Hoops Power Rankings 1-17

Ohio State takes over the #1 position in both national college basketball polls. Just like they did in college football a couple months ago…then they lost their very next game at Wisconsin. In hoops, they don’t visit Madison until February 12th, so maybe they’ll be alright for awhile this time. After the Buckeyes, the talent... Read more »

Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Final, Post-Bowl Edition

As bad as the Big Ten looked on New Year’s Day (and they did look awful) their 3-5 overall record wasn’t terrible. Especially when you consider that this year (like every year) saw them play more bowl games in their opponent’s home state than any other conference. So when you factor in all the de... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings: Start of Conference Season Edition

Back around Halloween, there was this belief that the Big Ten was the most powerful conference in college basketball. Of course that was before the season started. With the league going just 17-18 versus other power conference teams, while the Big East has gone 24-12 with the same criteria. In other words, this league is... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings: Holiday Party Edition

When you get into mid-late December, the featured games in college basketball can be less than appealing. We’re past the riveting pairings of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and Feast Week Thanksgiving tournaments. However, we still have three weeks until conference season begins. Last Saturday’s nationally televised match-ups on Saturday were so dreadfully boring that Indiana... Read more »

2011 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings, Very Early Season Edition

As we learn every November/December, college basketball polls in the early season are often pretty useless. Therefore, as I do my power rankings I’m going to try and ignore the polls in evaluating these Big Ten teams. We’ll see how that works out. Going with the eye test here. By Paul M. Banks 1. Ohio... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings: Midseason Edition

On my way home from the “Banks Bowl” (nickname I give to the annual Illinois–Michigan State meeting, because the former is my undergrad, the latter my MBA school) on Saturday night I drove past the town of Climax, MI on I-94. The miles immediately leading into Climax are exciting, but then when you’re past Climax,... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings

Big Ten news of the week? Obviously, the polls deeming Columbus the current capital of college football power. The great American poet Cornell Haynes once posed this existential query: “What does it take to be #1, two is not a winner, and three nobody remembers.” In slightly more recent history, another local wordsmith named Kanye... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference Season Edition

Doesn’t it feel good to finally have conference season here? Yes, especially after this past Saturday’s yawn-inducing “Big Ten-MAC Challenge,” in which three different teams played Steve Spurrier style run-up-the-score. 1. Ohio State (4-0) Not only are they the class of the Big Ten, but they’re arguably the best team in all of college football.... Read more »