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Big Ten media votes Ohio State, wisconsin to meet in B1GCG

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Saquon Barkley voted preseason offensive player of the year.

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No spin, no bullshit, here they are, courtesy of the Journal Star and about 100 other news outlets:

EAST DIVISION

1. Ohio State, 260 points (34 first-place votes)

2. Penn State, 231.5 (7)

3. Michigan, 192 (1)

4. Michigan State, 128

5. Indiana, 114

6. Maryland, 100.5

7. Rutgers, 38

(first-place votes equal more than 38 because of some ties for first)

WEST DIVISION

1. Wisconsin, 259 points (31 first-place votes)

2. Northwestern, 219 (5)

3. Nebraska, 176.5 (2)

4. Iowa, 164.5

5. Minnesota, 131

6. Purdue, 57

6. Illinois, 57

BIG TEN CHAMPION

Ohio State (29 votes)

Wisconsin (4)

Penn State (4)

Michigan (1)

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Ohio State over Wisconsin (22 votes)

Ohio State over Northwestern (5)

Ohio State over Nebraska (2)

Wisconsin over Ohio State (3)

Wisconsin over Penn State (1)

Penn State over Wisconsin (4)

Michigan over Wisconsin (1)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

26 voters said Ohio State will make playoff

4 said Wisconsin will make playoff

3 said Penn State will make playoff

1 said Michigan will make playoff

3 said both Ohio State and Penn State will make playoff

1 said both Ohio State and Wisconsin will make playoff

No voters said the Big Ten will have zero playoff teams

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Saquon Barkley, Penn State, 103 points (30 first-place votes)

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 59 points (5 first-place votes)

Trace McSorley, Penn State, 30 points (2 first-place votes)

Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 25 points, (1 first-place vote)

Mike Weber, Ohio State, 2 points

L.J. Scott, Michigan State, 2 points

Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin, 2 points

Rodney Smith, Minnesota, 2 points

Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, 1 point

Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 1 point

Jamarco Jones, Ohio State, 1 point

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, 61 points (12 first-place votes)

Josey Jewell, Iowa, 59 points (11 first-place votes)

Rashan Gary, Michigan, 23 points (3 first-place votes)

Tegray Scales, Indiana, 19 points (4 first-place votes)

Jerome Baker, Ohio State, 12 points (2 first-place votes)

Sam Hubbard, Ohio State, 11 points (2 first-place votes)

Jack Cichy, Wisconsin, 10 points (1 first-place vote)

Maurice Hurst, Michigan, 9 points (1 first-place vote)

Marcus Allen, Penn State, 9 points

T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin, 7 points (1 first-place vote)

Nick Bosa, Ohio State, 4 points (1 first-place vote)

Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern, 2 points

Steven Richardson, Minnesota, 1 point

Blessuan Austin, Rutgers, 1 point


It’s not exactly September, but Michigan fans should take heart! Nothing people predict in September July about their team ever comes true.