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2016-’17 Week 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Power Rankings

Michigan State moves up as they begin to catch fire.

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There has been a lot of movement throughout the power rankings in women’s basketball, and this is only the beginning.

Take the time to check up on your favorite Big Ten women’s basketball program and see where they place after week 10.

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Week 10 Power Rankings:

#1 - Maryland Terrapins (16-1, 4-0)

The Terps stay in the top spot after capturing victories to make their record 4-0 in conference play.

#2 - Michigan Wolverines (14-4, 3-1)

Michigan had a tough time with Ohio State, but their close win over the Indiana Hoosiers moved them up to No. 2 in the rankings after Ohio State fell to Michigan State.

#3 - Ohio State Buckeyes (14-5, 4-1)

Ohio State’s most recent outing against the Spartans of Michigan State did not go as planned. The Buckeyes travel to Purdue for their next contest.

#4 - Michigan State Spartans (13-4, 3-1)

Beating up on the Buckeyes was quite impressive for the Spartans. Michigan State is on a nice little two-game winning streak and is looking to extend that against Rutgers on Saturday.

#5 - Northwestern Wildcats (13-4, 2-2)

The Wildcats dropped two games in a row but lost to the top two teams in the conference. The Wildcats game with Minnesota got postponed making their next appearance Saturday, at home, against Indiana.

#6 - Indiana Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2)

Indiana lost a close one to the Michigan Wolverines, but if they get the win over Northwestern this weekend, the Hoosiers will definitely have a reason to move up a slot or two in the power rankings.

#7 - Purdue Boilermakers (12-6, 3-1)

Purdue started to turn it around ever since they snapped the two-game losing streak that they were previously on. The Lady Boilermakers are slowing moving up in the rankings.

#8 - Penn State Nittany Lions (11-6, 1-4)

Penn State’s loss to Purdue is what moved them down. However, the Nittany Lions kept it close with Maryland only losing, 89-83, which is why PSU’s drop wasn't too steep.

#9 - Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-7, 1-3)

Minnesota took care of business at home beating Wisconsin, 88-60, but their match with Northwestern got postponed. The Golden Gophers will be back in action Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

#10 - Iowa Hawkeyes (11-6, 2-2)

Iowa made quite a jump in the bottom half of the power rankings after their win over Illinois. They will host Nebraska on Sunday.

#11 - Illinois Fighting Illini (7-10, 2-2)

Illinois will host Nebraska on Sunday after losing to Iowa in their last contest.

#12 - Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-13, 2-3)

The Scarlet Knights took L’s in their past two games, forcing them to move down. Their game on Saturday will be important if they want to reverse their recent movement in the rankings.

#13 - Nebraska Huskers (5-12, 1-4)

Nebraska earns a small bump with the win over Rutgers. The Huskers will pick things back up at Illinois on Sunday.

#14 - Wisconsin Badgers (5-12, 0-4)

Wisconsin continues to struggle, now on a four-game losing streak. The Badgers will continue their Wisconsin continues to struggle, now on a four-game losing streak. The Badgers will continue their schedule at Penn State on Saturday.