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Badgers picked to win West Division in Big Ten media poll

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The Badgers have been picked to win the West Division of the Big Ten in the annual preseason media poll organized by cleveland.com. The Badgers were not picked by any of the 29 voters to win the Big Ten title game, however. Ohio State is the heavy favorite to win the league championship.

Melvin Gordon finished second in the voting for the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Ohio State's Braxton Miller has won the award the past two seasons. He is favored to win it again this season.

Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun was tabbed as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Big Ten Preseason Media Poll

West Division

1. Wisconsin (15)

2. Iowa (11)

3. Nebraska (5)

4. Northwestern (1)

5. Minnesota

6. Illinois

7. Purdue

East Division

1. Ohio State (23)

2. Michigan State (10)

3. Michigan

4. Penn State

5. Maryland

6. Indiana

7. Rutgers

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