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The Big Ten doesn't do an official preseason poll like other Power Five conferences at their respective media days. So it's been up to to votes tallied through Cleveland.com to do the conference's work instead. 
 
This year's preseason poll has a familiar team at the top: Ohio State. 
The Buckeyes are overwhelming favorites to take the Big Ten East title and win the conference championship game. 
 
Ohio State garnered 34 first-place votes for the East and 29 votes for the Big Ten championship over three different opponents. 
 
Penn State, last year's Big Ten champion, had seven first-place votes for the East, while Michigan received a single first-place vote.
 

Wisconsin is the big favorite to win the conference's West division with 259 total points and 31 first-place votes. Northwestern and Nebraska were the only other teams to receive first-place votes. 
 
Illinois was picked to finish last in the West. 

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