Big Ten Media Days start tomorrow, as the season is now a month and change away. The league actually does it much later than the other power conferences, so if you think this is too early, than you must really think the other leagues are insanely early. Over the weekend, the Big Ten released its preseason poll, and the usual favorite in Columbus, is once again expected to win it all. However, Michigan State is right up there as well.
Ohio State is up there every year, as they consistently have recruiting classes that are far and away better than the rest of the league. That’s doesn’t always translates to victories and championships though. Look at MSU last year, they had their best season in a generation. Yes, they graduated a lot of great players on that phenomenal defense, but they’ll be a factor in the conference race. If you’re looking to bet on the Big Ten, I suggest giving any of these top sites rated by GamblingSitesOnline.org a try. Nebraska and Wisconsin are other darkhorses to consider in the league race.
I really wouldn’t consider any of the remaining ten teams in the B1G to be a legitimate threat though. Here’s the preseason poll, with the number of votes that each team received.
Big Ten East
Ohio State, 195 points (23 first-place votes)
Michigan State, 180 points (10)
Michigan, 136 points
Penn State, 105.5 points
Maryland, 84 points
Indiana, 78.5 points
Rutgers, 33 points
Big Ten West
Wisconsin, 183.5 points (15)
Iowa, 173 points (11)
Nebraska, 157.7 points (5)
Northwestern, 112 points (1)
Minnesota, 96.5 points
Illinois, 58 points
Purdue, 31.5 points
Picks to win Big Ten Championship
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