One of the most-anticipated polls of the preseason has finally been released.

Every year, releases its B1G Preseason Poll, predicting the order of finish for both divisions in the B1G. The voters also predicted the outcome of the 2020 B1G Championship Game.

There were 34 individuals who voted in the B1G Preseason Poll. In the East, it was nearly a consensus vote that Ohio State would claim another division title, receiving 33 first-place votes. Penn State got one vote.

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It was a little more balanced in the West, but Wisconsin is still the favorite to retain its spot atop the division. The Badgers received 19 votes while rival Minnesota had 14 votes for first place. Northwestern got one vote.

Three individuals predicted Ohio State would win the B1G Championship Game, while one suggested Penn State would snap the Buckeyes’ streak. Below are the results:


  1. Ohio State (33)
  2. Penn State (1)
  3. Michigan
  4. Indiana
  5. Michigan State
  6. Maryland
  7. Rutgers


  1. Wisconsin (19)
  2. Minnesota (14)
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Purdue
  6. Northwestern (1)
  7. Illinois


  • Ohio State def. Wisconsin (19)
  • Ohio State def. Minnesota (13)
  • Ohio State def. Northwestern (1)
  • Penn State def. Minnesota (1)