Big Ten women's basketball predictions

Hawkeyes' beat writer picks Penn State to win, Iowa 4th

Jeff Linder
Published: January 3 2013 | 7:37 am - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 9:19 am in
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Jeff Linder of The Gazette/KCRG predicts the Big Ten women's basketball race.

1. PENN STATE

Big Ten: 13-3. Overall: 26-5. Big Ten Tournament: Champion. Postseason: NCAA (No. 2 seed).

2. NEBRASKA

Big Ten: 12-4. Overall: 24-8. Big Ten Tournament: Runner-up. Postseason: NCAA (No. 4 seed).

3. OHIO STATE

Big Ten: 12-4. Overall: 23-8. Big Ten Tournament: Semifinalist. Postseason: NCAA (No. 5 seed).

4. IOWA

Big Ten: 11-5. Overall: 23-9. Big Ten Tournament: Semifinalist. Postseason: NCAA (No. 6 seed).

5. PURDUE

Big Ten: 11-5. Overall: 23-8. Big Ten Tournament: Quarterfinalist. Postseason: NCAA (No. 6 seed).

6. MICHIGAN STATE

Big Ten: 9-7. Overall: 22-9. Big Ten Tournament: Quarterfinalist. Postseason: NCAA (No. 9 seed).

7. MICHIGAN

Big Ten: 8-8. Overall: 20-11. Big Ten Tournament: Quarterfinalist. Postseason: NCAA (No. 10 seed).

8. ILLINOIS

Big Ten: 6-10. Overall: 14-16. Big Ten Tournament: Quarterfinalist. Postseason: None.

9. MINNESOTA

Big Ten: 5-11. Overall: 16-15. Big Ten Tournament: First round. Postseason: WNIT.

10. NORTHWESTERN

Big Ten: 4-12. Overall: 12-18. Big Ten Tournament: First round. Postseason: None.

11. WISCONSIN

Big Ten: 3-13. Overall: 11-19. Big Ten Tournament: First round. Postseason: None.

12. INDIANA

Big Ten: 2-14. Overall: 11-19. Big Ten Tournament: First round. Postseason: None.


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