The latest edition of Tradition’s B1G Basketball Power Rankings is out as we hit the final stretch of the regular season!

In the Big Ten, teams have right at 4 weeks of games before we embark on the B1G Tournament and March Madness soon after. Speaking of the NCAA Tournament, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has 6 B1G teams in his latest bracketology projections, including Purdue trending for a No. 1 seed.

The race to the postseason is in full swing, and time is running out for the rest of the B1G to try and chase down the Boilermakers for the regular-season title. Here are the latest power rankings:

14. Michigan (8-16; 3-10)

Can Michigan avoid a last-place finish in the B1G? That’s ultimately what’s in play for Juwan Howard’s program this season, and Howard’s job status is sure to be a topic of conversation in Ann Arbor this offseason.

13. Ohio State (14-10; 4-9)

Ohio State pulled off a double overtime win against Maryland before heading into two huge matchups against Wisconsin and Purdue. At this point, there’s no way to salvage the season, but a signature upset would provide a bright spot in an otherwise abysmal season.

12. Maryland (13-11; 5-8)

It’s one step forward and two steps back for Kevin Willard and the Terps right now. Maryland has now lost 3 straight after a pair of consecutive wins, including tight affairs against Rutgers and Ohio State.

11. Rutgers (13-10; 5-7)

If you’re looking for a silver lining, Rutgers looks like the best team of the worst group in the B1G. The Scarlet Knights have rattled off 3 straight wins, including a stunning upset of Wisconsin in dominant fashion.

10. Penn State (12-12; 6-7)

A loss to Northwestern dampens what was a positive winning streak for Mike Rhoades’ group. Penn State still has a chance to finish .500 in league play for a second straight season. The last time that happened was from 1994-96.

9. Indiana (14-10; 6-7)

Indiana was blown out by Purdue in disappointing fashion, getting swept by the Boilermakers this season with a combined score of 166-125. The Hoosiers are also running out of chances to secure some signature wins this season. Mike Woodson’s squad is now 0-6 against teams ranked in the AP Poll.

8. Iowa (14-10; 6-7)

Iowa’s inconsistent stretch continues, but the Hawkeyes did erase a 20-point deficit in a win over Minnesota. Payton Sandfort scored 21 points while Owen Freeman produced a special double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds to go with 4 assists and 4 blocks in the win.

7. Minnesota (15-8; 6-6)

Minnesota’s 3-game winning streak was snapped Sunday with the Golden Gophers blowing a huge lead on the road vs. Iowa. That’s a disappointing setback, but Ben Johnson has his team at .500 in B1G play with 8 games to go. The last time Minnesota finished .500 (or better) in league play came during the 2016-17 season.

6. Nebraska (17-8; 7-7)

Nebraska emerged from a tough 3-game slate with a 20-point win over Michigan, improving to 15-1 at home this season. The Huskers continue to trend toward an NCAA Tournament bid but it will be important to avoid any missteps down the stretch.

5. Michigan State (15-9; 7-6)

Michigan State picked up a key résumé-boosting win Saturday with Malik Hall leading a ferocious finish to upset Illinois. The only downside to the week is a loss to Minnesota dinged Michigan State’s potential seeding for the B1G Tournament, but Tom Izzo has the Spartans on a positive track.

4. Wisconsin (16-8; 8-5)

Things took a quick turn south in Madison. After facing a chance to take down Purdue and gain ground in the standings, the Badgers have lost 4 straight, punctuated by a blowout loss to Rutgers. Now, Wisconsin needs to turn things around in order to maintain a top 4 seed for the B1G Tournament.

3. Northwestern (17-7; 8-5)

Momentum gives the Wildcats a bit of an edge for the No. 3 spot here as Northwestern has responded after back-to-back losses on the road. Realistically, there is not much of a shot at chasing down Purdue, but a top-4 seed and double bye in the B1G Tournament is likely. Oh, and another trip to the NCAA Tournament.

2. Illinois (17-6; 8-4)

Illinois is second in the B1G standings with an outside shot of chasing down Purdue, but a loss to Michigan State hampers the Illini in the race. The rest of the schedule is manageable, but Brad Underwood’s squad is ultimately hoping the Boilermakers stumble before the two teams go head-to-head on March 5 in Champaign.

1. Purdue (22-2; 11-2)

Purdue moved closer to another B1G title and swept the season series with Indiana with a 79-59 beatdown in West Lafayette. Zach Edey punctuated a 26-point performance with his first career 3-pointer. The Boilermakers now have a 2.5-game lead in the B1G standings with 7 games to play.