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Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition

Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition
Doing a power rankings is fun and interesting in the beginning and/or middle of the season. Towards the end, it’s kind of useless. You just look at the standings. Also, preconference basketball doesn’t really mean as much as conference action. That’s when we’ll learn a lot more. Now that Butler has knocked off the #1 Hoosiers, you know they’ll lose their spot at #1 here as well. Guess who the new #1 is...

2012 Big Ten Tournament: fearless predictions

2012 Big Ten Tournament: fearless predictions
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday, March 8, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Heading into the tournament, the Big Ten continues to lead all conferences in the RPI and Sagarin ratings and is the only conference in the country with five top-15 teams. So you could easily say it’s the toughest... Read more »

Illini losing ground in rivalry with Indiana Hoosiers

Illini losing ground in rivalry with Indiana Hoosiers
  Overshadowed this week by UNC-Duke, the best rivalry in college basketball and Syracuse-Georgetown, the greatest in the Big East, is Illini vs. Hoosiers, a great rivalry in itself. The all time series was tied at 83 entering tonight. However, Illinois was 5-1 in their last 6 versus IU. And that one loss in Bloomington... Read more »
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Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings

Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings
Ohio State or Michigan State? Who’s number one? Welcome to the Big Ten power rankings. Go here for our most recent Big East Power Rankings, which are probably more informative and accurate than the rankings below will turn out. 1) #10 Michigan State Spartans (17-4, 6-2) 13 in a row over Minnesota. Tom Izzo down-played... Read more »

Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?

Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?
I’ve always said that doing power rankings is only fun (and worth reading) when the hierarchy is rather grey and things are up in the air. PRs are kind of stupid and pointless when you get towards the end of regular season and close to conference tournament time- if you’re the sort who has rankings... Read more »

Breaking Down all 9 Remaining College Hoops Unbeatens: Are Illini Legit?

Breaking Down all 9 Remaining College Hoops Unbeatens: Are Illini Legit?
Nine undefeated teams left in all of college basketball. And none of them are named Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Duke (ESPN loves them so much I felt the need to list them twice), Ohio State, Florida or Kansas. In other words, if you’re still undefeated at this point of this season, you are legit- at... Read more »
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Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting and articulate statements out there.... Read more »
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