Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:01 am / Updated at 12:43 am
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Indiana unanimous pick to win Big Ten, Huskers 2nd

Indiana was the unanimous choice to claim the conference title, the Big Ten announced Wednesday. The conference coaches voted on the top six teams and selected three players from their own squads as players to watch. The Hoosiers were followed in the preseason poll by No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan State, with Illinois and Michigan tied for fifth.

PRESEASON POLL

1. Indiana

2. Nebraska

3. Ohio State

4. Michigan State

T-5. Illinois

T-5. Michigan

CONFERENCE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kevin Duchene, So., SP, Illinois

David Kerian, Jr., 1B, Illinois

Ronnie Muck, Sr., RP, Illinois

Dustin DeMuth, Sr., 3B, Indiana

Kyle Schwarber, Jr., C, Indiana

Sam Travis, Jr., 1B, Indiana

Sasha Kuebel, Jr., SP, Iowa

Eric Toole, Jr., CF, Iowa

Jake Yacinich, Jr., SS, Iowa

Jacob Cronenworth, So., IF/RP, Michigan

Evan Hill, So., SP, Michigan

Travis Maezes, So., SS, Michigan

Justin Alleman, So., SP, Michigan State

Cam Gibson, So., OF, Michigan State

Jimmy Pickens, Jr., OF, Michigan State

Alec Crawford, Sr., SP, Minnesota

Matt Halloran, Sr., C, Minnesota

Ben Meyer, Jr., SP, Minnesota

Aaron Bummer, Jr., SP, Nebraska

Pat Kelly, Jr., 2B, Nebraska

Michael Pritchard, Sr., OF/DH, Nebraska

Brandon Magallones, Jr., SP, Northwestern

Matt Portland, So., SP, Northwestern

Kyle Ruchim, Sr., IF, Northwestern

Trace Dempsey, Jr., RP, Ohio State

Josh Dezse, Jr., P/DH, Ohio State

Patrick Porter, Jr., OF, Ohio State

James Coates, So., OF, Penn State

Alex Farkes, Sr., C, Penn State

Greg Guers, So., OF, Penn State

Sean McHugh, Sr., 3B/C, Purdue

Jordan Minch, So., SP, Purdue

Kyle Wood, So., SP/1B, Purdue

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