Defending champion Ohio State was chosen the basketball favorite and the Buckeyes' Jared Sullinger the Player of the Year in the Big Ten preseason poll.
The vote by media was hardly a surprise.
With Sullinger leading the way, the Buckeyes appear poised for another run after going 34-3 and winning the conference regular-season and tournament championships. The Big Ten and national Freshman of the Year, Sullinger averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds and was an All-American.
Wisconsin was picked second and Michigan State third.
Besides Sullinger, Michigan State's Draymond Green, Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe, Purdue's Robbie Hummel and Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor were first-team picks.