CBS Sports worst-to-first ranking for the league

There were other preseason predictions for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Big Ten conference. Just ahead of Big Ten Media Days, the 2022 Preseason Media Poll, courtesy of Cleveland.com, was released.

In the Big Ten East, Ohio State won all 36 first-place votes. Meanwhile, in the Big Ten West, Wisconsin garnered 31 first-place votes. The Iowa Hawkeyes won the second vote for first place in the West with three and finished second in the preseason prediction.

The Badgers had 246 points overall, while the Hawkeyes had 198. There wasn’t quite the separation between No. 2 and No. 3 as fans saw between the top two teams in the West, but Minnesota was 36 points behind Iowa with 162 overall. points in third.

After those three points, Purdue had 153 points, Nebraska had 123, Illinois had 65 and Northwestern had 61.

In the East, Michigan was the clear No. 2 with 203 total points. After that, Penn State was third with 169 points, Michigan State fourth with 162 points, Maryland fifth with 104 points, Rutgers sixth with 60 points, and Indiana seventh with 58 points.

How well will CBS Sports pundits agree with the Big Ten media predictions for its conference? Thanks to votes from a panel of college football experts from 247Sports and CBS Sports, CBS Sports was able to release its CBS Sports 131 preseason rankings.

These rankings include all FBS programs from #1 to #131. Where does each Big Ten team rank from worst to first? Let’s take a look below.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 82

Season opening: Aug. 27 vs. Wyoming at 3 p.m.

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 81

Season opening: Aug. 27 vs. Nebraska at 11:30 a.m. (in Dublin, Ireland)

Marc Lebryk – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 78

Season opening: September 3 at Boston College at 11 a.m.

Vincent Carchietta – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 56

Season opening: Sept. 3 vs. Buffalo at 11 a.m.

Bruce Thorson – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 49

Season opening: Aug. 27 vs. Northwestern at 11:30 a.m. (at Dublin, Ireland)

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

National ranking: No. 34

Season opening: Sept. 1 vs. Penn State at 7 p.m.

Harrison Barden – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 32

Season opening: Sept. 1 vs. New Mexico State at 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Becker – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 28

Season opening: Sept. 3 vs. South Dakota State at 11 a.m.

Nick King/Lansing State Journal/USA TODAY NETWORK

National ranking: No. 20

Season opening: Sept. 2 vs. West Michigan at 6 p.m.

Matt Pendleton – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 18

Season opening: September 1 at Purdue at 7 p.m.

Harrison Barden – USA TODAY Sports

National ranking: No. 15

Season opening: Sept. 3 vs. Illinois State at 6 p.m.

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