releases preseason Top 25 (And One)

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports releases preseason Top 25 (And One)

The guys at com released their preseason Top 25 (And One) Monday, and one of the six experts, Doug Gottlieb, has Michigan State as his No. 1 team. Six Big Ten teams received top 25 votes, with Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin landing on every experts’ list.

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The Spartans finished no lower than No. 4. That’s no surprise, of course.

The biggest surprise: Gottlieb had Michigan at No. 22. None of the other five experts had the Wolverines lower than No. 11. Another surprise: Jon Rothstein put Wisconsin as his “And One.” Doesn’t he know all Bo Ryan teams do is finish ranked and in the top four of the Big Ten standings?

Here’s the breakdown, expert by expert:

Indiana: NR; NR; NR; 20; 24; NR

Iowa: NR; NR; NR; 23; 22; 24

Michigan: 10; 9; 8; 22; 9; 11

Michigan State: 3; 3; 3; 1; 2; 4

Ohio State: 9; 8; 7; 14; 8; 10

Wisconsin: 14; 17; 23; 16; 21; 26

As you can see, like other experts, is high on Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. Don’t be surprised if those three, at the very least, spend most of the season in the top 10.


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