Big Ten poll update: Purdue up, Minnesota in, Indiana out of latest AP poll

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Big Ten poll update: Purdue up, Minnesota in, Indiana out of latest AP poll

There were plenty of changes in this week's AP poll after a week of upheaval.

The national headlines belong to Baylor, which vaulted up to No. 1 and owns the top spot in the rankings for the first time in program history. But in the Big Ten, there was tons of shuffling, with Purdue moving up, Wisconsin moving down, Minnesota moving in and Indiana moving out of the top 25.

The Boilermakers moved up to No. 17, a three-spot jump, after a convincing win over the Badgers on Sunday afternoon in West Lafayette. Purdue is one of four teams tied atop the Big Ten standings with a 3-1 league record. Overall, the Boilers are 14-3 with losses to current No. 3 Villanova, current No. 14 Louisville and current No. 24 Minnesota.

The Badgers dropped five spots from No. 13 to No. 18 following their first loss of conference play. Wisconsin sits at 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Badgers' three losses have come against current No. 8 Creighton, current No. 11 North Carolina and current No. 17 Purdue.

The Gophers are into the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 24. After wins this past week over Northwestern and Ohio State, Minnesota is a stellar 15-2 overall record on the year and tied at the top of the Big Ten standings with a 3-1 league mark. The Gophers' lone losses have come against current No. 9 Florida State and Michigan State.

The Hoosiers dropped out of the rankings after a loss last week to the Badgers. That loss to Wisconsin extended Indiana's losing streak to three games, a streak the Hoosiers snapped with a win over Illinois on Saturday. But Indiana sits at 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Indiana also received votes this week, as did Maryland.

Indiana announces OG Anunoby is out indefinitely with knee injury

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Indiana announces OG Anunoby is out indefinitely with knee injury

Explosive Indiana star OG Anunoby will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced Thursday.

Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean said in a statement that Anunoby suffered a knee injury when he fell awkwardly at the end of the first half of Wednesday night's win over Penn State.

"OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night's game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations," Crean said. "He will be out indefinitely. On behalf of OG and our entire program, we thank you for all of the support and well wishes that have been sent his way."

Anunoby is one of the better players on the Hoosiers, currently ranking fourth on the team with an 11.1 points-per-game scoring average. He's also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game. Anunoby has made a habit of landing on the highlight shows with his thunderous dunks, like this one from last week's game against Maryland.

Anunoby's absence is tough news for an Indiana team off to a tough start to Big Ten play. After Wednesday's win, the Hoosiers sit at 3-3 in six league games.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: