As the 2022 Big Ten football season approaches, members of the media have held their annual vote on the standings and the top players.
The Big Ten pre-season football poll has been coordinated by Clevaland.com since 2010, when the conference dropped the mission. There were 36 votes cast for ranking teams and 35 votes for offensive and defensive players of the year.
Football in Maryland was selected to finish fifth in the Big Ten East, with a score of 104 points, beating Rutgers and Indiana. Ohio was selected as the unanimous champion of the East. Wisconsin (31) and Iowa (3) and Minnesota (2) were selected as potential winners in the West, each matching the Buckeyes in the 2022 Big Ten tournament. All 36 voters chose Ohio to emerge victorious in their sixth and first convention championship since 2020.
Maryland will see a variety of Western Class opponents this season, facing off with the expected No. 1 seed Wisconsin, No. 4 Purdue and last place Northwestern.
quarterback Taulia Tagoviloa He received four voting points for offensive players, including one vote for first place, while receiving a wide receiver Rakim Jarrett received one. Terps had no representation in the vote for Defensive Player of the Year.
Ohio State’s quarterback CJ Stroud had 32 votes as the number one offensive player for the start of the season, while Iowa State’s quarterback had Jack Campbell He received 20 first-place votes for Best Defensive Player of the pre-season.
Ohio State (36) 252
Wisconsin (31 votes in first place) 246 points
Iowa (3) 198
162- Pennsylvania (2)
Big Ten Championship Game
Ohio over Wisconsin (31)
Ohio over Iowa (3)
Ohio over Minnesota (2)
PRESEASON BEST OFFICIAL PLAYER
CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State (32 votes for 1st place) 101 points
jackson smith ngigbaWR, Ohio (2) 42
Brylon AllenRB, Wisconsin 37
Blake CorumRB, Michigan 8
Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue 7
Trivon HendersonRB, Ohio State 5
Taulia TagoviloaQB, MD (1) 4
Mohamed IbrahimRB, Minnesota 3
(Necktie) Rakim JarrettWR, Maryland 1
(Necktie) Payton ThorneQB, Michigan State 1
(Necktie) Jayden ReedWR, Michigan State 1
Best Defensive Player of the Preliminary Year
Jack CampbellLB, Iowa (20 votes for 1st place) 74
Nick Herbig55 ., LB, Wisconsin (10)
Zach HarrisonDE, Ohio (4) 26
Riley MossCB, Iowa (1) 20
Joey Porter Jr.CB, Pennsylvania 8
Jayer Brown, S., Penn State 7
(Necktie) Denzel BurkeCB, Ohio State 3
(Necktie) Taiwan MullenCB, Indiana 3
(Necktie) Garrett Nelson3 ., LB, Nebraska
(tie) JT Tuimoloau, DE, Ohio State 3
(Necktie) Junior CoulsonLB, Michigan 2
(Necktie) Ronnie HickmanS, Ohio State 2
(tie) PJMustipher, DT, Penn State 2
(Necktie) Xavier HendersonS, Michigan State 1
(Necktie) Adam KorsakP, Rutgers 1