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Big Ten Preseason Media Poll: Indiana football picked last in Big Ten East



The Indiana football program was picked last in the Big Ten East preseason media poll that was released on Tuesday. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Ahead of this week’s Big Ten Media Days, the annual preseason media poll was released with some rather bleak expectations for the Indiana football program.

The Hoosiers were picked last in the Big Ten East in’s annual poll. Indiana received 48 votes, trialing Rutgers’ 74, the closest team to IU in the East predictions.

The only program to receive less votes than Indiana in the entire league was Northwestern (38).

The Indiana football program is coming off of a 4-8 season in 2022 and a 6-18 record in the last two years.

Michigan and Wisconsin were the teams projected to meet in the Big Ten Championship, with Michigan receiving the most votes in the conference.

Below is a look at both divisions’ projections.

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Big Ten East

1-Michigan (27 first-place votes) 248

2-Ohio State (8) 226

3-Penn State (2) 192

4-Maryland 143

5-Michigan State 105

6-Rutgers 74

7-Indiana 48

Big Ten West

1-Wisconsin (20 first-place votes) 233

2-Iowa (16) 232

3-Minnesota (1) 176

4-Illinois 152

5-Nebraska 116

6-Purdue 89

7-Northwestern 38

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.