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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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A Look At Indiana’s Non-Believers

December 11, 2012

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Through the first six Associated Press polls of the season, Indiana has had a remarkably consistent number of No. 1 votes – even as the other teams receiving No. 1 votes have changed, as demonstrated in this chart: From the preseason through week six, Indiana has had 43, 46, 46, 47, 45 and 44 No. […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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Coaches Poll: Michigan Top Big Ten Team

August 2, 2012

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The preseason USA Today coaches poll is out, with a whole bunch of familiar names at the top and just four Big Ten teams in the Top 25. LSU is No. 1, with 18 first-place votes, followed by Alabama (20 first-place votes), USC (19), Oklahoma and Oregon. The Big Ten? Michigan is No. 8 going […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 18

March 5, 2012

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Well, that was a crazy final week to the Big Ten that blew the conference tournament wide open. Five teams – and they are all ranked in the top 15 in the nation – arguably have a reasonable chance to win in Indy this week. Click here to vote on who you think will win. […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 15

February 13, 2012

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Or as we like to call it … what the hell is Elton Alexander thinking? (More on that later) In this week’s poll, Ohio State drops as Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana all make healthy jumps – all with just 27 days to go before Selection Sunday. Ohio State (No. 6) Best: No. 4 (Bill […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 14

February 6, 2012

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Ohio State is marching toward what feels like an inevitable No. 1 seed in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments, though they have the Spartans twice more in the final weeks in the season. Meanwhile, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin seem to have settled in comfortably in the 20s. Here’s how AP Top 25 voters picked […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 13

January 30, 2012

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Ohio State and Michigan State are starting to separate themselves a bit from the rest of the league in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes have climbed to No. 3, with the Spartans back up to No. 9. The Hoosiers, Badgers and Wolverines round out the Top 25 for the Big Ten – with Mark […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 12

January 23, 2012

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Ohio State is climbing, Michigan State and Indiana are slipping, Michigan is steady, Illinois is gone, and the Badgers sneak back in. It’s time for your weekly Big Ten Poll Watch: Ohio State (No. 4) Best: No. 2 (Steve Walentik) Worst: No. 8 (Jon Wilner) Most common: No. 4 (29 times) Full report here. Michigan State (No. 10) […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 11

January 16, 2012

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After a crazy week in the Big Ten, there was a fair amount of movement among the ranked teams. Ohio State falls one spot, Michigan State drops three, Indiana four and Michigan seven. It wasn’t all down, however, as the Illini re-enter the poll after an upset of the Buckeyes in Champaign. Here’s how they […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Final Football Ballots

January 10, 2012

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Here is the final Big Ten Poll Watch of the 2011-12 football season, based on ballots by Associated Press voters. No huge surprises, though it appears Craig James may be running for the open Big Ten Senate seat. Wisconsin (No. 10) Best: No. 7 (Craig James) Worst: No. 18 (Rob Long) Most common: No. 10 (25 times) Full […]

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Bracketology: Lots Of Big Ten Movement

January 9, 2012

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The latest Bracketology is in from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, and there has been a lot of movement in just one week among Big Ten teams. Ohio State remains a No. 1, but Michigan State and Indiana both moving up to No. 2 from a three seed last week. Michigan is up to a No. 5, […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 10

January 9, 2012

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There were some big gains by Big Ten teams this week as a bunch of AP Top 10 teams lost. We also lost Wisconsin from the Top 25, though they are still at No. 26 with 97 votes despite a 1-3 start to the Big Ten and five losses on the season (more on that […]

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Bracketology: Big Ten Projections

January 3, 2012

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Joe Lunardi posted his new Bracketology on Tuesday, including seven Big Ten teams projected to make the NCAA tournament (and Minnesota listed among the first four out). He still has Ohio State has a No. 1 and playing first-round games in Pittsburgh, while Indiana and Michigan State are No. 3 seeds, playing in Louisville and […]

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Top 25 Voters Change Minds Slowly

January 3, 2012

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In our Weekly Poll Watch posted yesterday, a commenter asked how anybody could vote for Wisconsin at No. 12 after the Badgers lost to Iowa over the weekend. Good question. The answer, we believe, is inertia. Voters have long believed that the 2011-12 Wisconsin Badgers are a good basketball team. They started the season at […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 9

January 2, 2012

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Big shakeup in the AP Top 25 among Big Ten teams this week, with big wins by Indiana and Michigan State and losses by Ohio State, Wisconsin and Indiana. You can track the voting weekly by clicking on “B1G Poll Watch” above – or by clicking here. Ohio State (No. 6) Best: No. 3 (Cormac Gordon, Jason […]

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