The preseason AP Poll was released earlier this week and five Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut. It’s an impressive achievement for the league and could position things well as the season begins and we approach March.
Here is where the Big Ten landed:
Preseason AP Poll:
- No. 6 - Michigan
- No. 7 - Purdue
- No. 11 - Illinois
- No. 17 - Ohio State
- No. 21 - Maryland
- Receiving Votes: Michigan State, Indiana, Rutgers
While it’s disappointing teams like Indiana and Michigan State couldn’t make a cut, there’s still a lot to like here. The Big Ten landed two teams in the top 10 and four in the top 10. And it genuinely feels like some of these teams might be underrated. For example, KenPom’s preseason rankings have seven teams in the top 25. Of course, it will be interesting to see how everything shakes out in the months ahead.