Five Big Ten teams in preseason coaches poll

Five Big Ten teams in preseason coaches poll
October 18, 2013, 11:00 am
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Vinnie Duber

The first set of top-25 rankings for the 2013-14 college basketball season are out, and the Big Ten makes up 20 percent of the list.

Five Big Ten teams ranks in the preseason USA Today coaches poll: No. 2 Michigan State, No. 9 Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 24 Indiana. No conference has more teams in the initial poll than the Big Ten, though the ACC also has five teams.

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Four of those five teams kick off their seasons on Nov. 8. Michigan State plays McNeese State, Michigan heads to UMass-Lowell, Wisconsin plays St. John's in South Dakota and Indiana hosts Chicago State. Ohio State opens Nov. 9 against Morgan State.

Also receiving votes in the preseason poll were Big Ten teams Iowa and Illinois.