Expectations surrounding the Wolverines are high this season, especially with point guard Trey Burke returning for his sophomore year. The bloggers who vote on the poll sang high praises about the Wolverines, writing:
For the first time since the early '90s, the folks in Ann Arbor are dreaming about a potential national title in basketball.
Michigan State returns to the Top 15 despite losing Draymond Green, last season's Big Ten Player of the Year. The voters expect a slightly different Tom Izzo team this season, explaining:
The Big Ten looks to be a stacked conference, with two teams ranked in the top five. The Indiana Hoosiers ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation, and the Ohio State Buckeyes earned the No. 4 spot. The Wisconsin Badgers were the only other Big Ten team to rank, coming in at No. 22.
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