Indiana picked to finish 8th in Sun Times Big Ten poll

  • 10/28/2010 10:26 am in

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 12:  Head coach Tom Crean of the Indiana Hoosiers looks on agaisnt the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 12, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

As you saw in the previous post, the Big Ten only announces the media’s top three teams in its preseason rankings.

Herb Gould of The Chicago Sun-Times conducted his own poll, which includes one media representative from each school, for a complete rundown of the conference. There’s a shift in the top three when comparing the Sun Times poll to the official media poll.

The Sun Times poll has MSU-Ohio State-Illinois while the official media poll has MSU-Ohio State-Purdue. (The injury to Robbie Hummel likely dictated this shift.)

Here’s the complete Sun Times poll:

School, Pts., Last year

1. Michigan State (10) 120 T-1st

2. Ohio State (1) 110 T-1st

3. Illinois 90 5th

4. Purdue 88 T-1st

5. Wisconsin 77 4th

T-6. Minnesota 62 6th

T-6. Northwestern 62 T-7th

8. Indiana 44 T-9th

9. Penn State 32 11th

10. Michigan 28 T-7th

11. Iowa 11 T-9th

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