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Six Big Ten men's hoops teams ranked in preseason Coaches Poll

The preseason Coaches Poll is out, and six Big Ten teams made the list. Reigning national semifinalist and preseason Big Ten favorite Wisconsin leads the conference at No. 4. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten men’s basketball media coverage ] Michigan State (No. 18), Ohio State (20), Nebraska (21), Michigan (23) and Iowa (25) round out the Big Ten teams. Coaches Rankings Rankings as of 10/16/2014 Rank School Votes Prev Rank 1 Kentucky 0-0 785 (24) NR 2 Arizona 0-0 746 (3) NR 3 Duke 0-0 715 (2) NR 4 Wisconsin 0-0 706 (3) NR 5 Kansas 0-0

Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell highlights stong freshman class

The Big Ten has a number of touted freshmen entering the league this season. There’s Indiana’s James Blackmon, Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Northwestern’s Vic Law, to name a few. But the best of all may be Ohio State’s DeAngelo Russell, the favorite to be Big Ten Freshman of the Year. According to some recruiting services, Russell was the No. 3 shooting guard in the nation. He also is the 11th McDonald’s All-American inked during the Thad Matta era. “I think with D’Angelo, all I can say right now is I’m very pleased with how he’s playing in practice, the strides