Transfers seem to be more and more part of success in college basketball. That appears to be the most true during the 2020-21 season with lack of practice time and hellacious scheduling due to COVID-19.

As the B1G season is in full swing, analysts are breaking down teams and what is making these squads click. One of those things is transfers. Andy Katz, who covers the conference for Big Ten Network, recently released his power rankings for the top five transfers in the Big Ten this season.

Based on recent performances, putting Michigan at the top of any list right now seems like the right move. The Wolverines are undefeated and recently coming off of a BEATDOWN of No. 9 Wisconsin. The transfer from Columbia has been key as he is averaging 9.2 points per game and is coming off a 16-point performance against the Badgers.

Next on the list is Liam Robbins from Minnesota. The former Drake Bulldog filled a void on the Golden Gophers as a presence in the front court. The seven-footer is averaging 13.2 points per game and 7.2 rebounds. He seem to hit is peak against Ohio State earlier this month when he went for 27 points and 14 rebounds.

Joey Hauser, a Marquette transfer, has been key as he’s averaged 11.9 points per game and 8.1 rebounds.

Chase Audige of Northwestern and Teddy Allen of Nebraska round out the top five. Audige, formerly of William & Mary, is averaging more than 10 points per game. Meanwhile Allen, a transfer from West Virginia, has been a big-time scorer for the Huskers, averaging 18.4 points per game.