Big Ten basketball way-too-early power rankings for 2024-25: Where do Ducks stand?

Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks are heading to the Big Ten after becoming the forever Pac-12 Tournament champions and making a run to the Round of 32. Where do they stand amongst their future conference opponents?
Mar 23, 2024; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman calls to his team.
Mar 23, 2024; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman calls to his team. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As Oregon prepares for its new Conference of Champions, the Ducks will have a new batch of regular season opponents.

From the usual suspects such as the UCLA Bruins to less familiar foes like the Indiana Hoosiers, the Ducks have quite the road ahead and will have to face many tough opponents throughout Big Ten play.

The Bruins have the most national titles of any team in the country.

Purdue has been a consistent presence at the top of the national rankings.

Hoosier basketball has movies made about it.

The Oregon Ducks won the first-ever NCAA Tournament.

The Big Ten is chock-full of historic basketball programs and the expansion to 18 teams should be nothing short of spectacular.

So, where do the Ducks rank amongst their new conference-mates as the teams head into summer and prepare for the upcoming 2024-25 season?

18. Iowa Hawkeyes
17. Washington Huskies
16. Penn State Nittany Lions
15. USC Trojans
14. Northwestern Wildcats
13. Oregon Ducks
12. Minnesota Golden Gophers
11. Wisconsin Badgers
10. Michigan Wolverines
9. Michigan State Spartans
8. Nebraska Cornhuskers
7. Illinois Fighting Illini
6. Ohio State Buckeyes
5. UCLA Bruins
4. Purdue Boilermakers
3. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
2. Maryland Terrapins
1. Indiana Hoosiers

Despite the Ducks’ unprecedented postseason performances last year, Oregon falls well short of a top spot in the Big Ten.

Head coach Dana Altman will have to do his best work in order to move the Ducks up this ranking and Oregon will have to play its very best basketball.

This by no means is to say that Oregon will be bad in the coming year, the Ducks have loads of talented players on the roster.

In the transfer portal, Altman picked up three four-star players Brandon Angel, TJ Bamba, and Ra’Heim Moss to only further bolster his troops.

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