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Purdue Picked To Finish Last In The Big Ten

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The conference media members predict another long season.

If this appears in West Lafayette in December it will be because of some massive upsets according to the media.
If this appears in West Lafayette in December it will be because of some massive upsets according to the media.
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In advance of next week's B1G media days the Big Ten released its preseason poll, and the news was predictably not very good. Coming off of a dismal 1-11 season the Boilers are picked to finish dead last in the west division and received the lowest votes overall:

Big Ten East

  1. Ohio State, 195 points (23 first-place votes)
  2. Michigan State, 180 points (10)
  3. Michigan, 136 points
  4. Penn State, 105.5 points
  5. Maryland, 84 points
  6. Indiana, 78.5 points
  7. Rutgers, 33 points

Big Ten West

  1. Wisconsin, 183.5 points (15)
  2. Iowa, 173 points (11)
  3. Nebraska, 157.7 points (5)
  4. Northwestern, 112 points (1)
  5. Minnesota, 96.5 points
  6. Illinois, 58 points
  7. Purdue, 31.5 points

Picks to win Big Ten Championship

Ohio State 19, Michigan State 9, Nebraska 1

Yes, Rutgers, who is new to the Big Ten, is held in higher esteem. As is Illinois, who has one a single Big Ten game in the last 2.5 years and Indiana, the worst major conference team of all time.

Nowhere to go but up!