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.
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.
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.
AllHoosiers.com will be in Chicago Thursday for Big Ten Basketball Media day and bring you reports throughout the day.
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