IOWA The Favorite to win B1G Title. #5 per AP(Nov9), BEST Preseason Rank in 65 YRS. #6 per USA Today(Nov12) & ESPN(Oct26). #3 per CBS Sports (Oct31)

Franisdaman

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USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll (Nov 12)
1. Baylor (12)
2. Gonzaga (10)
3. Villanova (8)
4. Virginia
5. Kansas
6. Iowa (1)
7. Wisconsin

8. Duke (1)
9. Kentucky
10. Illinois
11. Creighton
12. Michigan State
13. Texas Tech
14. Tennessee
15. West Virginia
16. North Carolina
17. Arizona State
18t. Florida State
18t. Houston
20. Oregon
21. UCLA
22. Texas
23. Rutgers @MrsScrew
24. Ohio State

25. Alabama

Others Receiving Votes
Louisville, Florida, Michigan, LSU, San Diego State, Dayton, Richmond, Maryland, Indiana, Seton Hall, Memphis, Connecticut, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Northern Iowa, BYU, Syracuse, Providence, Purdue, Arkansas, Western Kentucky, Stephen F. Austin, St. Mary's, Loyola-Chicago, Georgia Tech
 

Franisdaman

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Just a friendly reminder that all of the big boy polls have Iowa winning the B1G.

And the top 4 B1G teams have been consistent in ALL of the polls:
1. Iowa
2. Wisconsin
3. Illinois
4. Michigan State

The Big Boy Polls:

USA Today (Nov 12):
6. Iowa (1)

7. Wisconsin
10. Illinois
12. Michigan State
23. Rutgers @MrsScrew
24. Ohio State

AP Top 25 (Nov 9);
5. Iowa
7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
13. Michigan State
23. Ohio State
24. Rutgers @MrsScrew
25. Michigan

CBS Sports (Oct 31):
3. Iowa

7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
12. Michigan State
21. Rutgers @MrsScrew
23. Michigan

ESPN (Oct 26):
6. Iowa

7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
13. Michigan State
24. Ohio State


@Jaycg15 @SotaHawk87 @DodgerHawki @Fran_Man @CleteyColgate @perryhawk @TheTruthTheWholeTruth @ChiPackHawk @Burbank84 @kceasthawk @IowaNiceHawk @SDHawkDoc @fivecardstud14 @eyesofhawk @CarterHall @Pawkhawk1 @Hawks4Life86 @NI hawk
 
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SotaHawk87

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Just a friendly reminder that all of big boy polls have Iowa winning the B1G.

And the top 4 B1G teams have been consistent:
1. Iowa
2. Wisconsin
3. Illinois
4. Michigan State

USA Today (Nov 12):
6. Iowa (1)

7. Wisconsin
10. Illinois
12. Michigan State
23. Rutgers @MrsScrew
24. Ohio State

AP Top 25 (Nov 9);
5. Iowa
7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
13. Michigan State
23. Ohio State
24. Rutgers @MrsScrew
25. Michigan

CBS Sports (Oct 31):
3. Iowa

7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
12. Michigan State
21. Rutgers @MrsScrew
23. Michigan

ESPN (Oct 26):
6. Iowa

7. Wisconsin
8. Illinois
13. Michigan State
24. Ohio State


@Jaycg15 @SotaHawk87 @DodgerHawki @Fran_Man @CleteyColgate @perryhawk @TheTruthTheWholeTruth @ChiPackHawk @Burbank84 @kceasthawk @IowaNiceHawk @SDHawkDoc @fivecardstud14 @eyesofhawk @CarterHall @Pawkhawk1 @Hawks4Life86 @NI hawk
Why haven’t you released the schedule yet
 

Franisdaman

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"Iowa has the best player in the country in senior big man Luka Garza and is the favorite in a loaded Big 10."

--Jay Bilas, ESPN Analyst


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IllQChawk

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Illinois has the easiest Big Ten Schedule, now that doesn't mean they will win the Big Ten Conference but they definitely have the upper hand.
Illinois as well as every team in the Big Ten will have to adjust to playing in front of basically family, card board cutouts and speaker crowd noise. That's where veteran teams will have an advantage, que IOWA, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Illinois.
The only drawback that Iowa has with this years team, is it's coached by Fran McCaffery and during his 10 years at Iowa some of his better teams have done very well during the first half of their schedules only to fall on hard times during the later half of their schedules, putting a damper on what might have been.
Now, I'm not predicting that this season will have the same results as previous Iowa teams that maybe overachieved before falling back to earth but it's still out there and until an Iowa team that gets off to a great start doesn't fold like a house of cards during the latter part of the season, doubt will always be out there. Let the season begin....the road to the final four!!!!
 
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