Indiana picked sixth in the Big Ten

The official Big Ten poll will be released Thursday at Big Ten Basketball Media Day. But it only has the top three teams listed. In the annual unofficial poll all 12 teams are represented. Check out where every team is predicted to finish this season.

Indiana has been tabbed sixth in the Big Ten in an annual unofficial poll of 24 writers that cover the Big Ten. That poll was released today.

Michigan State was a unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in the Big Ten, garnering all 24 first place votes and 288 points overall.

Michigan just edged out Ohio State for the No. 2 spot. Michigan had 241 points and Ohio State had 240.

Wisconsin was predicted to finish fourth and had 218 points. Iowa was fifth and had 192.

Indiana came in at the No. 6 spot and the majority of the writers had the Hoosiers picked precisely No. 6. Three had IU finishing fourth, four had the Hoosiers fifth, 13 picked Indiana to finish sixth, three had IU seventh and one had the Hoosiers finishing eighth.

Purdue was picked seventh in the poll with 143 points. Illinois was eighth at 127 followed by Minnesota (74), Northwestern (70), Penn State (58) and Nebraska (48).

The official poll released by the Big Ten only has the top three teams in the conference and that will be released Thursday morning as part of Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. The unofficial writers poll was established a few years ago so that all 12 teams could be included in the preseason prognostications. will be in Chicago Thursday for Big Ten Basketball Media day and bring you reports throughout the day.

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