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Ohio State, Michigan Tapped As Big Ten Division Winners

Independent poll picks Buckeyes over Wolverines in title game

July 22, 2013

In the absence of an official Big Ten preseason media poll, Big Ten beat writers have created their own.

The poll consists of 26 league writers, two from each of the 12 conference teams, as well as two bloggers from ESPN.com who cover Big Ten football.

Here are the results of their independent polling:

LEADERS
Team - Points (First-place votes)
1. Ohio State 155.5 (26)
2. Wisconsin 128 (1)
3. Penn State 104
4. Indiana 74.5
5. Purdue 52.5
6. Illinois 31.5

LEGENDS
Team - Points (First-place votes)
1. Michigan 135.5 (14)
2. Nebraska 132.5 (14)
3. Michigan State 101.5 (4)
4. Northwestern 95.5
5. Iowa 43
6. Minnesota 38

Title-game winner: Ohio State over Nebraska (12).
Others:
Ohio State over Michigan (11)
Ohio State over Michigan State (2)
Michigan over Ohio State (1)

Offensive MVP: Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State (24)
Others:
Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska (1)
Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan (1)

Defensive MVP: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (16).
Others:
Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin (4)
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State (3)
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State (2)
Tyler Scott, DL, Northwestern (1)











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