Northwestern entered the Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in at No. 22. The Wildcats were last ranked for the first nine week of the 2015-16 season.
Illinois beat Northwestern 75-71 Saturday with 16 points from Trent Frazier.
Luka Garza scored 27 points - all but one of them in two spurts -and Iowa beat Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night.
Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday, beating Nebraska 62-57.
Trayce Jackson-Davis made the tie-breaking free throws with 1:57 left and scored eight of Indiana's final 10 points Wednesday to cap a late rally, giving the Hoosiers a 66-62 victory over Northwestern.
Hartford coach John Gallagher said his team finally has come together. Players have returned healthy - just in time for a victory against a Big Ten team.
Cassius Winston scored 21 points and Xavier Tillman had 15 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 15 Michigan State beat Northwestern 77-72 on Wednesday night.
Northwestern beat SIU-Edwardsville 72-54 on Sunday.
Northwestern hired Boston College's Mike Bajakian as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday.
Purdue beat Northwestern 58-44 in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Miller Kopp and Boo Buie each scored 20 points, and Northwestern beat Boston College 82-64 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup Tuesday night.
Northwestern has parted ways with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mick McCall after a miserable season.
The conditions Saturday at Memorial Stadium were a depressing combination of rain, wind and flop sweat. The home crowd was leaving wet and unhappy after witnessing rival Northwestern upset the bowl-bound Illini 29-10.
Justin Champagnie had 21 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 72-59 victory over Northwestern in the Fort Myers Tip-Off championship game on Wednesday night.
Pat Spencer tripled his scoring average with 23 points as Northwestern routed Bradley 78-51 in the Fort Myers TipOff on Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Gophers beat the Northwestern Wildcats 38-22 on Saturday after Tanner Morgan came out firing.
Ryan Young had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Pete Nance added 17 points and Northwestern overcame a slow offensive start for a 70-59 victory over Norfolk State on Friday night.
Northwestern bottomed out this season, the first team to go from playing in the Big Ten championship game since its inception to 2011 to finishing last in its division the following season.
Carlik Jones scored 20 points, Travis Fields, Jr. added 15 and Radford used a 17-0 first-half run to stun Northwestern and then defeat the cold-shooting Wildcats 67-56 on Tuesday night.
Evan Hull had four rushing touchdowns, Chris Bergin added an 85-yard touchdown return on a blocked field goal, and Northwestern snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over UMass on Saturday.