Beat writers' All-Big Ten basketball team and predicted standings

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Beat writers' All-Big Ten basketball team and predicted standings

This much is clear: Big Ten writers like Wisconsin and Frank Kaminsky in 2014-15, and rightfully so. Both were unanimous picks – Wisconsin to win the Big Ten; Kaminsky to be a first-teamer – in BTN.com’s annual preseason beat writers’ All-Big Ten team and predicted standings.

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How did this work? Every beat writer filled out their All-Big Ten first team and predicted standings, 1-14. The five players who received the most votes made the team, while the standings went in ascending order, with first-place votes counting for one point, second-place two, third-place three, and so on.

Here’s the full list of Big Ten beat writers:

Illinois: Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG), illinihq.com
Indiana: Alex Bozich (@insidethehall), insidethehall.com
Iowa: Jon Miller (@HawkeyeNation), hawkeyenation.com
Maryland: Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs), washingtonpost.com

Michigan: Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn), mlive.com
Michigan State: Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch), lansingstatejournal.com
Minnesota: Amelia Rayno (@AmeliaRayno), startribune.com
Nebraska: Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR), huskerextra.com

Northwestern: Nick Medline (@NickMedline), northwestern.scout.com
Ohio State: Dave Biddle (@davebiddle), bucknuts.com
Penn State: Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88), statecollege.com
Purdue: Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc), jconline.com
Rutgers: Matt Hladik (@MattHladik919), scarletnation.com

Wisconsin: Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood), badger247.com

Writers’ preseason All-Big Ten Team
FRANK KAMINSKY, Wisconsin (14)
Terran Petteway, Nebraska (13)
Caris LeVert, Michigan (12)
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin (11)
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (8)

Others receiving votes: Branden Dawson, Michigan State (6); A.J. Hammons, Purdue (2); Rayvonte Rice, Illinois (1); Aaron White, Iowa (1); Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan (1); D.J. Newbill, Penn State (1)

— ALL CAPS denotes an unanimous selection

See the beat writers’ preseason standings
1. Wisconsin (14) – 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
2. Ohio State (42) – 2, 2, 2, 4, 2, 5, 2, 4, 4, 2, 3, 2, 2, 6
3. Michigan State (49) – 3, 5, 5, 2, 5, 3, 4, 2, 3, 3, 2, 4, 5, 3
4. Michigan (59) – 5, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 6, 5, 2, 6, 4, 6, 4, 4
5. Nebraska (65) – 4, 3, 4, 7, 4, 2, 3, 3, 7, 5, 11, 3, 7, 2
6. Illinois (95) – 6, 6, 8, 5, 6, 6, 9, 9, 8, 7, 5, 5, 6, 9
7. Iowa (101) – 7, 7, 6, 10, 7, 10,  7, 6, 5, 8, 6, 9, 8, 5
8. Maryland (115) – 9, 10, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 10, 7, 10, 10, 7
9. Minnesota (116) – 8, 9, 10, 6, 9, 12, 5, 8, 9, 4, 9, 7, 3, 8
10. Indiana (131) – 10, 8, 9, 9, 10, 9, 10, 10, 10, 9, 10, 9, 9, 10
11. Purdue (162) – 13, 13, 11, 12, 12, 7, 13, 11, 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 13
12. Penn State (166) – 12, 11, 13, 11, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12, 8, 12, 13, 12
13. Northwestern (168) – 11, 12, , 12, 13, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 12, 13, 12, 11
14. Rutgers (196) – 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14

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Here’s how every writer voted:

Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG), illinihq.com

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

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan State
4. Nebraska
5. Michigan
6. Illinois
7. Iowa
8. Minnesota
9. Maryland
10. Indiana
11. Northwestern
12. Penn State
13. Purdue
14. Rutgers

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Alex Bozich (@insidethehall), insidethehall.com

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Nebraska
4. Michigan
5. Michigan State
6. Illinois
7. Iowa
8. Indiana
9. Minnesota
10. Maryland
11. Penn State
12. Northwestern
13. Purdue
14. Rutgers

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Jon Miller (@HawkeyeNation), hawkeyenation.com

Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Aaron White, Iowa
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Nebraska
5. Michigan State
6. Iowa
7. Maryland
8. Illinois
9. Indiana
10. Minnesota
11. Purdue
12. Northwestern
13. Penn State
14. Rutgers

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Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs), washingtonpost.com

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Caris LeVert, Michigan

1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan State
3. Michigan
4. Ohio State
5. Illinois
6. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
8. Maryland
9. Indiana
10. Iowa
11. Penn State
12. Purdue
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

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Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn), mlive.com

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Nebraska
5. Michigan State
6. Illinois
7. Iowa
8. Maryland
9. Minnesota
10. Indiana
11. Northwestern
12. Purdue
13. Penn State
14. Rutgers

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Michigan State: Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch), lansingstatejournal.com

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

1. Wisconsin
2. Nebraska
3. Michigan State
4. Michigan
5. Ohio State
6. Illinois
7. Purdue8. Maryland
9. Indiana
10. Iowa
11. Northwestern
12. Minnesota
13. Penn State
14. Rutgers

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Amelia Rayno (@AmeliaRayno), startribune.com

Caris LeVert, Michigan
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Nebraska
4. Michigan State
5. Minnesota
6. Michigan
7. Iowa
8. Maryland
9. Illinois
10. Indiana
11. Northwestern
12. Penn State
13. Purdue
14. Rutgers

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Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR), huskerextra.com

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

1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan State
3. Nebraska
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. Iowa
7. Maryland
8. Minnesota
9. Illinois
10. Indiana
11. Purdue
12. Penn State
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

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Nick Medline (@NickMedline), northwestern.scout.com

D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
A.J. Hammons, Purdue

1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan
3. Michigan State
4. Ohio State
5. Iowa
6. Maryland
7. Nebraska
8. Illinois
9. Minnesota
10. Indiana
11. Purdue
12. Penn State
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

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Dave Biddle (@davebiddle), bucknuts.com

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan State
4. Minnesota
5. Nebraska
6. Michigan
7. Illinois
8. Iowa
9. Indiana
10. Maryland
11. Purdue
12. Penn State
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

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Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88), statecollege.com

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

1. Wisconsin
2. Michigan State
3. Ohio State
4. Michigan
5. Illinois
6. Iowa
7. Maryland
8. Penn State
9. Minnesota
10. Indiana
11. Nebraska
12. Northwestern
13. Purdue
14. Rutgers

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Nathan Baird (@nbairdjc), jconline.com

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Nebraska
4. Michigan State
5. Illinois
6. Michigan
7. Minnesota
8. Indiana
9. Iowa
10. Maryland
11. Purdue
12. Penn State
13. Northwestern
14. Rutgers

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Matt Hladik (@MattHladik919), scarletnation.com

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin
2. Ohio State
3. Minnesota
4. Michigan
5. Michigan State
6. Illinois
7. Nebraska
8. Iowa
9. Indiana
10. Maryland
11. Purdue
12. Northwestern
13. Penn State
14. Rutgers

 

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