Big Ten beat writers' preseason All-Big Ten teams, honors

Which Big Ten players will earn All-Big Ten honors in 2013-14? Who will take home the conference’s individual awards? BTN.com recently polled one beat writer from every Big Ten team to seek out the answers. See their 2013-14 All-Big Ten Teams and superlative winners in this post.

Here’s how this worked:

Players were awarded three points for first-team distinction, two for second-team, and one for third-team. The numbers were added up, and the top 5 vote-getters, regardless of position, made first team, the next five second team, the next five third team.

B1G MEDIA FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State (35 points); Gary Harris, Michigan State (35); Mitch McGary, Michigan (35); Glenn Robinson III, Michigan (34); Adreian Payne, Michigan State (29)

B1G MEDIA SECOND TEAM: Sam Dekker, Wisconsin (24); Keith Appling, Michigan State (23); Devyn Marble, Iowa (20); Tim Frazier, Penn State (20); LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State (16)

B1G MEDIA THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (15); Aaron White, Iowa (15); A.J. Hammons, Purdue (13); Andre Hollins, Minnesota (11); Will Sheehey, Indiana/Branden Dawson, Michigan State (7)

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State (12)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State (10); Mitch McGary, Michigan (1); Keith Appling, Michigan State (1)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State (12)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana (10); Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan (1); Zak Irvin, Michigan (1)

COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa (6); Tom Izzo, Michigan State (3); Tom Crean, Indiana (2); Thad Matta, Ohio State (1)

[ MORE: Check out BTN.com's All-Big Ten teams, season predictions ]

See how every writer voted:

MARCUS JACKSON, The News-Gazette (@MarcusJ_NG)

FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan

SECOND TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Tim Frazier, Penn State; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Branden Dawson, Michigan State; A.J. Hammons, Purdue; Aaron White, Iowa

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Izzo, Michigan State

***

ZACH OSTERMAN, Indianapolis Star (@ZachOsterman)

FIRST TEAM: Gary Harris, Michigan State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Mitch McGary, Michigan

SECOND TEAM: Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Aaron White, Iowa; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Will Sheehey, Indiana

THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Tim Frazier, Penn State; A.J. Hammons, Purdue; Branden Dawson, Michigan State

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Crean, Indiana.

***

SCOTT DOCHTERMAN, The Gazette (@ScottDochterman)

FIRST TEAM: Gary Harris, Michigan State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Devyn Marble, Iowa

SECOND TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Aaron White, Iowa; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State

THIRD TEAM: Tim Frazier, Penn State; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Drew Crawford, Northwestern; Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan; Noah Vonleh, Indiana

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa

***

NICK BAUMGARDNER, MLive (@nickbaumgardner)

FIRST TEAM: Gary Harris, Michigan State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Aaron Craft, Ohio State

SECOND TEAM: LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Nik Stauskas, Michigan; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Tim Frazier, Penn State

THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Aaron White, Iowa; Will Sheehey, Indiana; Branden Dawson, Michigan State

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Thad Matta, Ohio State

***

JOE REXRODE, Detroit Free Press (@joerexrode)

FIRST TEAM: Mitch McGary, Michigan; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State

SECOND TEAM: A.J. Hammons, Purdue; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Aaron White, Iowa; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Keith Appling, Michigan State

THIRD TEAM: Noah Vonleh, Indiana; Drew Crawford, Northwestern; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Nik Stauskas, Michigan; Tim Frazier, Penn State

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa

***

AMELIA RAYNO, Minneapolis Star Tribune (@AmeliaRayno)

FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State

SECOND TEAM: Tim Frazier, Penn State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Noah Vonleh, Indiana

THIRD TEAM: Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Aaron White, Iowa; Will Sheehey, Indiana; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; A.J. Hammons, Purdue

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Crean, Indiana

***

BRIAN ROSENTHAL, Lincoln Journal Star (@HuskerExtraBR)

FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Aaron White, Iowa; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM: Tim Frazier, Penn State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Adriean Payne, Michigan State; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; A.J. Hammons, Purdue

THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Branden Dawson, Michigan State; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Andre Hollins, Minnesota

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Izzo, Michigan State

***

TEDDY GREENSTEIN, Chicago Tribune (@TeddyGreenstein)

FIRST TEAM: Tim Frazier, Penn State; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM: Drew Crawford, Northwestern; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Devyn Marble, Iowa; Keith Appling, Michigan State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

THIRD TEAM: Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Nik Stauskus, Michigan; Branden Dawson, Michigan State; Aaron White, Iowa; Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffrey, Iowa

***

DAVE BIDDLE, Bucknuts.com (@davebiddle)

FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Mitch McGary, Michigan

SECOND TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; A.J. Hammons, Purdue

THIRD TEAM: Tim Frazier, Penn State; Nik Stauskas, Michigan; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Sam Thompson, Ohio State; Branden Dawson, Michigan State

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mitch McGary, Michigan
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa

***

BEN JONES, StateCollege.com (@Ben_Jones88)

FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Adreian Payne, Michigan State

SECOND TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Tim Frazier, Penn State; Devin Marble, Iowa; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

THIRD TEAM: Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Ben Brust, Wisconsin; Terone Johnson, Purdue; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Aaron White, Iowa

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa

***

JEFF WASHBURN (@JeffWashburnJC)

FIRST TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Will Sheehey, Indiana

SECOND TEAM: Mitch McGary, Michigan; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Tim Frazier, Penn State; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; A.J. Hammons, Purdue

THIRD TEAM: Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Nik Stauskas, Michigan; Branden Dawson, Michigan State; Terone Johnson, Purdue

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keith Appling, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Zak Irvin, Michigan
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Izzo, Michigan State

***

JIM POLZIN, Wisconsin State Journal (@JimPolzinWSJ)

FIRST TEAM: Gary Harris, Michigan State; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Sam Dekker, Wisconsin; Mitch McGary, Michigan

SECOND TEAM: Keith Appling, Michigan State; Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa; Andre Hollins, Minnesota; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; A.J. Hammons, Purdue

THIRD TEAM: Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Tim Frazier, Penn State; Ben Brust, Wisconsin; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Aaron White, Iowa

BIG TEN CHAMPION: Michigan State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Harris, Michigan State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Craft, Ohio State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR: Fran McCaffery, Iowa

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Wayne on 10/30/2013 @ 12:11pm EDT Said:

Why doesn’t BO Ryan get a nod. The Badgers were picked to finish 5th last year and went to the Championship game vs Ohio State . He hasn’t finish worst than 4th place (once) in his tenure as Wisconsin coach.

shookwriter27 on 10/30/2013 @ 3:24pm EDT Said:

Now, let’s see if the players follow the media’s predictions.

Ben Schmitt on 10/30/2013 @ 10:31pm EDT Said:

The defensive love for Craft must end. If hand checking and flopping is good basketball then I’ll suit up and clobber everyone and be nominated the best BB player on earth.

The new rules will takeaway any nonsensical advantage Craft had in years past. I’m looking forward to it.

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