BTN.com's preseason All-Big Ten teams and superlative winners

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BTN.com's preseason All-Big Ten teams and superlative winners

Big Ten media day is Thursday, and that means it’s time for the BTN.com team to release its annual preseason All-Big Ten teams and honors.

This year, Stephen Bardo, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina all offered their first, second and third all-conference teams and picked a Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

[ MORE: View our beat writers’ preseason All-Big Ten team & standings ]

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, and so on.

BTN.COM’S 2014-15 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

First Team
CARIS LEVERT, Michigan (12) – 3, 3, 3, 3
TERRAN PETTEWAY, Nebraska (12) – 3, 3, 3, 3
FRANK KAMINSKY, Wisconsin (12) – 3, 3, 3, 3
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin (11) – 3, 3, 2, 3
Branden Dawson, Michigan State (10) – 2, 3, 3, 2

Second Team
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (9) – 2, 2, 3, 2
D.J. Newbill, Penn State (8) – 3, 1, 2, 2
A.J. Hammons, Purdue (8) – 2, 2, 2, 2
Aaron White, Iowa (6) – 1, 2, 2, 1
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State (5) – 0, 0, 2, 3

Third Team
Dez Wells, Maryland (4) – 2, 1, 0, 1
DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota (3) – 1, 1, 1, 0
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois (3) – 1, 1, 1, 0
Shannon Scott, Ohio State (3) – 0, 2, 0, 1
Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan (3) – 1, 2, 0, 0
Shavon Shields, Nebraska* (3) – 1, 0, 0, 2

Other receiving votes: Andre Hollins, Minnesota (2); Anthony Lee, Ohio State (2); James Blackmon Jr., Indiana (1); Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin (1); Zak Irvin, Michigan (1); Melo Trimble, Maryland (1)

* — Additional honoree due to tie

BTN.COM’S 2014-15 SUPERLATIVE WINNERS

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin (3); Caris LeVert, Michigan (1)
Coach of the Year: Tim Miles, Nebraska (2); John Groce, Illinois (1); Bo Ryan, Wisconsin (1)
Freshman of the Year: D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State (2)/James Blackmon Jr., Indiana (2)
Defensive Player of the Year: Shannon Scott, Ohio State (3); A.J. Hammons, Purdue (1)

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Here’s how the four of us voted:

STEPHEN BARDO (@stephenbardo)

First Team
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Second Team
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Dez Wells, Maryland
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Anthony Lee, Ohio State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Third Team
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Aaron White, Iowa

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year: John Groce, Illinois
Defensive Player of the Year: Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

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TOM DIENHART (@BTNTomDienhart)

First Team
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Second Team
Derrick Walton, Michigan
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Aaron White, Iowa
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Third Team
DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
Dez Wells, Maryland
Melo Trimble, Maryland

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
Defensive Player of the Year: A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Freshman of the Year: James Blackmon, Indiana

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SEAN MERRIMAN (@BTNSean)

First Team
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Second Team
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Aaron White, Iowa
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Third Team
Andre Hollins, Minnesota
DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota
James Blackmon, Indiana
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year: Tim Miles, Nebraska
Defensive Player of the Year: Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: James Blackmon, Indiana

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BRENT YARINA (@BTNBrentYarina)

First Team
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Second Team
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Third Team
Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Andre Hollins, Minnesota
Zak Irvin, Michigan
Dez Wells, Maryland
Aaron White, Iowa

Player of the Year: Caris LeVert, Michigan
Coach of the Year: Tim Miles, Nebraska
Defensive Player of the Year: Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

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