Big Ten Report – Week #09 (03/03/2014)

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Standings

Here are the current Big Ten standings, after Week #9:

Team (AP Rank)

Big Ten

Overall

Last 10

Streak

Wins

Losses

Percent

Wins

Losses

Percent

Michigan (#16)

13

3

0.813

21

7

0.750

7-3

W3

Wisconsin (#14)

11

5

0.688

24

5

0.828

8-2

W7

Michigan State (#18)

11

5

0.688

22

7

0.759

4-6

L2

Iowa (#20)

9

7

0.563

20

9

0.690

5-5

W1

Nebraska

9

7

0.563

17

11

0.607

8-2

W1

Ohio State (#22)

9

8

0.529

22

8

0.733

6-4

L2

Indiana

7

9

0.438

17

12

0.586

5-5

W2

Minnesota

7

10

0.412

18

12

0.600

3-7

L1

Illinois

6

10

0.375

17

12

0.586

4-6

W3

Purdue

5

11

0.313

15

14

0.517

2-8

L4

Penn State

5

11

0.313

14

15

0.483

5-5

L1

Northwestern

5

11

0.313

12

17

0.414

3-7

L6

 

Results

Here are the results from last week’s games (Week #9):

 

Tuesday (02/25/2014)

Iowa lost at Minnesota, 95-89

Indiana lost at Wisconsin, 69-58

 

Wednesday (02/26/2014)

Michigan won at Purdue, 77-76 (overtime)

Nebraska lost at Illinois, 60-49

 

Thursday (02/27/2014)

Ohio State lost at Penn State, 65-63

Iowa lost at Indiana, 93-86

 

Saturday (03/01/2014)

Illinois won at Michigan State, 53-46

Northwestern lost at Nebraska, 54-47

Minnesota lost at Michigan, 66-56

 

Sunday (03/02/2014)

Ohio State lost at Indiana, 72-64

Wisconsin won at Penn State, 71-66

Purdue lost at Iowa, 83-76

 

The home teams did very well this week, going 9-3. There were 5 surprises this week:

 

  • Iowa lost at Minnesota on Tuesday. Iowa stood an outside chance of tying for the Big Ten title, until they lost to a reeling Minnesota team.
  • Ohio State lost at Penn State on Thursday. Ohio State is ranked, and Penn State is in last place. It’s tough to win on the road in the Big Ten.
  • Iowa lost at Indiana on Thursday. Iowa is ranked, and Indiana is in the bottom half of the standings. It was a tough day for ranked Big Ten teams on the road.
  • Illinois won at Michigan State on Saturday. MSU is ranked, and trying to win a share of the title. Illinois is in last place, but they managed to beat MSU in East Lansing.
  • Ohio State lost at Indiana on Sunday. It was a rough week for Ohio State. They lost 2 road games to lower-division teams.

 

The Upcoming Week

Here are the games scheduled for the upcoming week (Week #10), the final week of the regular season:

 

Tuesday (03/04/2014)

Michigan at Illinois

 

Wednesday (03/05/2014)

Nebraska at Indiana

Purdue at Wisconsin

 

Thursday (03/06/2014)

Penn State at Northwestern

Iowa at Michigan State

 

Saturday (03/08/2014)

Northwestern at Purdue

Indiana at Michigan

Illinois at Iowa

Penn State at Minnesota

 

Sunday (03/09/2014)

Michigan State at Ohio State

Wisconsin at Nebraska

 

There are 2 big games this week:

 

  • Iowa at Michigan State on Thursday – Iowa is fighting for a 1st round bye in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Michigan State at Ohio State – Another battle for position in the Big Ten tournament. MSU has a tough week.

 

Full Schedule

Here’s the entire Big Ten schedule, with the teams in alphabetical order. I’ll include this table every week, with the wins and losses filled in:

 

Team

Record

Wins Losses Remaining Games
Illinois

Total:

6-10

Indiana (H)
Penn State (H)
Penn State (A)

Minnesota (A)

Nebraska (H)

Michigan State (A)

Wisconsin (A)
Northwestern (A)
Purdue (H)

Michigan State (H)

Ohio State (A)

Indiana (A)

Iowa (H)

Wisconsin (H)

Nebraska (A)

Ohio State (H)

Michigan (H)
Iowa (A)

Home:

3-5

Away:

3-5

Indiana

Total:

7-9

Penn State (A)
Wisconsin (H)
Illinois (H)

Michigan (H)

Northwestern (A)

Iowa (H)

Ohio State (H)

Illinois (A)
Michigan State (H)
Northwestern (H)

Michigan State (A)

Nebraska (A)

Minnesota (A)

Penn State (H)

Purdue (A)

Wisconsin (A)

Nebraska (H)
Michigan (A)

Home:

5-3

Away:

2-6

Iowa

Total:

9-7

Nebraska (H)
Northwestern (H)
Ohio State (A)

Minnesota (H)

Northwestern (A)

Illinois (A)

Michigan (H)

Penn State (A)

Purdue (H)

Wisconsin (A)
Michigan (A)
Michigan State (H)

Ohio State (H)

Wisconsin (H)

Minnesota (A)

Indiana (A)

Michigan State (A)
Illinois (H)

Home:

5-3

Away:

4-4

Michigan

Total:

13-3

Minnesota (A)
Northwestern (H)
Nebraska (A)

Penn State (H)

Wisconsin (A)

Iowa (H)

Michigan State (A)

Purdue (H)

Nebraska (H)

Ohio State (A)

Michigan State (H)

Purdue (A)

Minnesota (H)

Indiana (A)
Iowa (A)
Wisconsin (H)
Illinois (A)
Indiana (H)

Home:

7-1

Away:

6-2

Michigan State

Total:

11-5

Penn State (A)
Indiana (A)
Ohio State (H)

Minnesota (H)

Northwestern (A)

Illinois (A)

Indiana (H)

Iowa (A)

Penn State (H)

Northwestern (H)

Purdue (A)

Michigan (H)
Wisconsin (A)
Nebraska (H)

Michigan (A)

Illinois (H)

Iowa (H)
Ohio State (A)

Home:

5-3

Away:

6-2

Minnesota

Total:

7-10

Purdue (H)
Penn State (A)
Ohio State (H)

Wisconsin (H)

Indiana (H)

Northwestern (A)

Iowa (H)

Michigan (H)
Michigan State (A)
Iowa (A)

Nebraska (A)

Northwestern (H)

Purdue (A)

Wisconsin (A)

Illinois (H)

Ohio State (A)

Michigan (A)

Penn State (H)

Home:

5-3

Away:

2-7

Nebraska

Total:

9-7

Ohio State (H)
Minnesota (H)
Indiana (H)

Northwestern (A)

Illinois (H)

Michigan State (A)

Penn State (H)

Purdue (H)

Northwestern (H)

Iowa (A)
Ohio State (A)
Michigan (H)

Purdue (A)

Penn State (A)

Michigan (A)

Illinois (A)

Indiana (A)
Wisconsin (H)

Home:

7-1

Away:

2-6

Northwestern

Total:

5-11

Illinois (H)
Indiana (A)
Purdue (H)

Wisconsin (A)

Minnesota (A)

Wisconsin (H)
Michigan (A)
Iowa (A)

Michigan State (H)

Iowa (H)

Nebraska (H)

Michigan State (A)

Minnesota (H)

Ohio State (A)

Indiana (H)

Nebraska (A)

Penn State (H)
Purdue (A)

Home:

2-6

Away:

3-5

Ohio State

Total:

9-8

Purdue (A)
Nebraska (H)
Illinois (H)

Wisconsin (A)

Iowa (A)

Purdue (H)

Illinois (A)

Northwestern (H)

Minnesota (H)

Michigan State (A)
Iowa (H)
Minnesota (A)

Nebraska (A)

Penn State (H)

Michigan (H)

Penn State (A)

Indiana (A)

Michigan State (H)

Home:

5-3

Away:

4-5

Penn State

Total:

5-11

Nebraska (H)
Ohio State (A)
Purdue (H)

Indiana (A)

Ohio State (H)

Michigan State (H)
Illinois (A)
Minnesota (H)

Indiana (H)

Michigan (A)

Purdue (A)

Michigan State (A)

Illinois (H)

Iowa (H)

Nebraska (A)

Wisconsin (H)

Northwestern (A)
Minnesota (A)

Home:

3-6

Away:

2-5

Purdue

Total:

5-11

Nebraska (H)
Illinois (A)
Penn State (H)

Minnesota (H)

Indiana (H)

Ohio State (H)
Minnesota (A)
Northwestern (A)

Wisconsin (H)

Michigan (A)

Penn State (A)

Ohio State (A)

Michigan State (H)

Nebraska (A)

Michigan (H)

Iowa (A)

Wisconsin (A)
Northwestern (H)

Home:

4-4

Away:

1-7

Wisconsin

Total:

11-5

Northwestern (A)
Iowa (H)
Illinois (H)

Purdue (A)

Illinois (A)

Michigan State (H)

Minnesota (H)

Michigan (A)

Iowa (A)

Indiana (H)

Penn State (A)

Indiana (A)
Michigan (H)
Minnesota (A)

Northwestern (H)

Ohio State (H)

Purdue (H)
Nebraska (A)

Home:

5-3

Away:

6-2