Three Big Ten teams land on Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25

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Three Big Ten teams land on Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25

Not only did Sports Illustrated put Ohio State on one of its four regional college football covers, it ranked the reigning national champ No. 1 in its preseason top 25 poll.

The Buckeyes, who also topped the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, beat out Auburn for the top spot in the poll, released Wednesday. TCU, Notre Dame and Alabama round out the top 5.

Michigan State lands at No. 7, and Wisconsin at No. 24 to account for the publication’s ranked Big Ten teams.

Here’s what SI has to say about the Big Ten teams:

OHIO STATE

The nation’s knottiest quarterback competition gained some clarity on July 23, when senior Braxton Miller revealed he’s moving to H-back—a hybrid receiver position.

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MICHIGAN STATE

Michigan State is a team with top-shelf players and top-end consistency worthy of championship expectations.

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WISCONSIN

Expect Paul Chryst to stick with Wisconsin’s run-oriented offensive identity. The Badgers lost record-breaking tailback Melvin Gor­don to the NFL, but junior Corey Clement is primed for a breakout.

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