Big Ten Media Days: Take your pick

Leaders Division
1. Ohio State    155.5 (26)
2. Wisconsin    128 (1)
3. Penn State    104
4. Indiana    74.5
5. Purdue    52.5
6. Illinois    31.5

Legends Division
1. Michigan    135.5 (14)
2. Nebraska    132.5 (14)
3. Michigan State    101.5 (4)
4. Northwestern    95.5
5. Iowa    43
6. Minnesota    38

Big Ten Championship picks
Ohio State over Nebraska    12
Ohio State over Michigan    11
Ohio State over Michigan State    2
Michigan over Ohio State    1

Will the Big Ten champ play for the national title?
 NO — 17
 YES — 9

Team that will be most disappointing
1. Michigan State    6
2. Michigan    5
3. Northwestern    4
3. Iowa    4
5. Nebraska    3
6. Penn State    2
7. Minnesota    1
7. Wisconsin    1

Team that will be the most surprising
1. Indiana    13
2. Northwestern    6
3. Michigan State    2
3. Purdue    2
5. Iowa    1
5. Wisconsin    1
5. Minnesota    1

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
1. Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State    16
2. Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin    4
3. Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State    3
4. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State    2
5. Tyler Scott, DL, Northwestern    1

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State    24
2. Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska    1
2. Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan    1

Best coach balloting (voters picked top three)
COACH, SCHOOL    points (No. 1 VOTES)
Urban Meyer, Ohio State    71 (21)
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern    44 (4)
Bill O’Brien, Penn State    15 (1)
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State    10
Brady Hoke, Michigan    9
Bo Pelini, Nebraska    2

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments