MSU continues to drop in weekly power rankings

Things are getting worse and worse for Michigan State basketball, with the Spartans struggling down the stretch.

Michigan State dropped both games this past week, and have lost four of their last five. This recent tough stretch has resulted in the Spartans dropping again in our weekly power rankings to a new low for the season.

Let’s see where Michigan State lands in our updated Big Ten power rankings:

No. 14: Nebraska

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Record: 7-19 (1-14 in Big Ten)

With only a few games to go on the season, Nebraska is a near-lock to finish last in the league. The question now is whether or not Nebraska can find a way to win a few games down the stretch.

No. 13: Northwestern

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Record: 12-13 (5-11 in Big Ten)

It was a bad week for Northwestern. The Wildcats are back below .500 after dropping both games, including a blowout loss to Minnesota.

No. 12: Minnesota

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Record: 13-12 (4-12 in Big Ten)

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Minnesota lately, but the blowout win over Northwestern this weekend was nice for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota will need a few more wins down the stretch to remain in contention for a bid in the NIT — which isn’t so bad for what we expected out of the Golden Gophers entering this year.

No. 11: Maryland

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Record: 12-14 (4-11 in Big Ten)

Maryland still is competing despite a disappointing season, which means they aren’t going to be easy to beat down the stretch. The Terps knocked off Nebraska this past week and have an intriguing matchup against Penn State on Monday.

No. 10: Penn State

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Record: 11-12 (6-9 in Big Ten)

It couldn’t have been a much better week for Penn State. The Nittany Lions picked up a pair of wins, including a comeback upset of Michigan State….


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