Earlier this week, NBCSports released its preseason top 25 poll and three Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut. While that number didn’t match what the league has seen in years past, it still was encouraging.
College Basketball 2019-2020 Preseason Top 25 https://t.co/KFMUH9nG3N— College Basketball Talk (@CBTonNBC) September 30, 2019
The full set of rankings can be seen above, but Michigan State landed atop the list, Maryland landed at ninth, and Ohio State came in at 25th. No Big Ten teams were among those who just missed the cut.
Notable Big Ten teams that were not listed include Michigan, Purdue, and Wisconsin. All three teams are coming off NCAA Tournament appearances and are hoping to keep things rolling. However, NBCSports was clearly more skeptical. The full list of rankings can be seen above.