Indiana picked first in poll of Big Ten beat writers

Indiana was named the favorite to win the Big Ten championship by an informal poll of 24 beat reporters — two from each school — covering the league.

The Hoosiers got 21 of the 24 first-place votes with Michigan getting the other three. Indiana was second on all three of those ballots.

Michigan was picked to finish second followed by Ohio State and Michigan State. The rest of the poll follows.

Team (1st)            Pts
1.  Indiana (21)   285
2.  Michigan (3)    256
3.  Ohio State      237
4.  Michigan St     223
5.  Wisconsin        191
6.  Minnesota       159
7.  Iowa                134
8.  Purdue             121
9.  Illinois                90
10. Northwestern   89
11. Penn State        62
12. Nebraska           25


  1. Calipari says a perfect season is possible. Sure it is: Indiana will prove it! Crean is the master of surprise, Hulls is the leader on the court and Cody is better than Larry Bird!

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