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2015 Big Ten Football Media Poll: Illinois 6th in West Division, Ohio State unanimous champion

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Most of the Big Ten media surveyed predict an Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Big Ten Championship Game.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois is predicted to finish sixth in cleveland.com's annual Big Ten football media poll with reigning national champion and Big Ten champion Ohio State an unanimous pick to repeat as conference champions.

More than 60 voters from around the league, a cross-section of writers covering each team as well as several who cover the overall conference, were invited to vote this season. That was a step up from the two writers from each team asked to vote in the past. But the bigger number didn't create any confusion at the top, at least in the East./p>

Big Ten West

Here's out the Big Ten media project the West will be this fall.

  1. Wisconsin 272 (32 first place votes)
  2. Nebraska 231.5 (5)
  3. Minnesota 197 (3)
  4. Iowa 158.5
  5. Northwestern 125
  6. Illinois 77
  7. Purdue 59

Big Ten East

  1. Ohio State 280 (40)
  2. Michigan State 240
  3. Penn State 186.5
  4. Michigan 163.5
  5. Maryland 95.5
  6. Rutgers 78
  7. Indiana 76.5
Writers were also polled about three potential Big Ten Championship Game match-ups created by the first-place votes in the West. Every writer picked the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten title over Wisconsin, Nebraska or Minnesota.

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