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Bo Ryan's Badgers are ranked #14 in AP preseason poll
The Big Ten has been among the nation's best conferences in the past and expect much of the same this year.
Ohio State No. 3
The Buckeyes were the tournament's overall No. 1 seed last year, but failed to reach the final four when they lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, and William Buford are back for more looking for OSU's first final four since the 2006-2007 season.
Wisconsin No. 5
Wisconsin returns PG Jordan Taylor, but with the Forwards Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil graduating, the likes of Josh Gasser, Ryan Evans, Nike Brusewitz, and Jared Berggren will have to step up for the Badgers.
Michigan No. 18
The loss of PG Darius Morris prevented this team from a preseason top 10 ranking, but expect the tough minded Wolverines to be solid all year round with the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr., Zach Novak, Jordan Morgan, Stu Douglass, Evan Smotrycz. Freshman Trey Burke will try to fill the void left by Morris.
**Rankings are from the AP preseason poll