The third of three annual college basketball preview magazines â€“ Street and Smithâ€™s college basketball preview â€“ is now available on newsstands.
(Previously:Â Indiana picked to finish 9th in Big Ten by Athlon Sports andÂ Indiana picked to finish 10th in Big Ten by Lindyâ€™s Sports)
Here are some notes on Indiana and the Big Ten at-large from the annual publication. There is no regional cover this year featuring an IU player.
Â· Street and Smithâ€™s predicts the order of finish in the Big Ten as follows: Michigan State, Maryland, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Rutgers, Nebraska, Northwestern.
Â· The Street and Smithâ€™s All-Big Ten team is Cassius Winston (Michigan State), Lamar Stevens (Penn State), Zavier Simpson (Michigan), Anthony Cowan Jr. (Maryland) and Kaleb Wesson (Ohio State).
Â· The Street and Smithâ€™s All-Big Ten newcomer team is Rocket Watts (Michigan State), D.J. Carton (Ohio State), Franz Wagner (Michigan), Patrick McCaffery (Iowa) and Jahaad Proctor (Purdue).
Â· In the Street and Smithâ€™s preseason top 25, the Big Ten teams ranked are Michigan State (No. 1), Maryland (No. 6) and Purdue (No. 19).
Â· There are no Indiana non-conference opponents in the Street and Smithâ€™s preseason top 25.
Â· Winston is a first team preseason All-American. Other first team All-Americans include: Isaiah Stewart (Washington), Charles Bassey (Western Kentucky), James Wiseman (Memphis) and Anthony Edwards (Georgia).
Â· Ohio State is listed as one of the â€œtop five Final Four sleepersâ€.
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