Now that we finally have all teams in the conference having played at least one P6 opponent, and all but our Huskers having started conference play, it’s time for a check-in on stats and rankings! So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
After all but the Huskers have played at least one game now, here we have it on current conference standings:
Maryland Terrapins (1-0)
Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
Michigan State Spartans (1-0)
Purdue Boilermakers (1-0)
Wisconsin Badgers (1-0)
Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1)
Indiana Hoosiers (0-1)
Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1)
Illinois Fighting Illini (0-1)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-1)
Northwestern Wildcats (0-1)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-0)
The Huskers stay in last place in the B1G in KenPom, and it isn’t even by a close margin. Adjusted offense is 169th with a 100.3 rating. Adjusted defense is 161st with a 100 rating. Adjusted tempo is 28th with a 74.1 rating.
The overall conference is as follows:
Again, Huskers are in last place in the conference. This time, they were in fairly close company with the other NU of the conference! Both Northwestern and Nebraska really, really drag down the conference’s overall standing here. They remain second as a conference nationally in rankings on average, however.
Nebraska once again sits in last place in the conference, this time 19 places below Northwestern. In SOS they are only second to last, however. Indiana is far and away dead last so far on the season at 246th.
Joe Lunardi currently projects 7 teams from the Big Ten to make the tournament. Two teams are projected 1 seeds, Maryland in the East, with 10 seed Indiana. In the midwest it’s Ohio State as a 1 seed, and Purdue as the 6 seed. Then in the south is Michigan at the 2 seed, and Penn St. as the 9 seed. Finally, in the west is Michigan State at the 4 seed.
It will be a bit before NET rankings are out. We’ll get into it when they finally are, though.