Hoke Fifth is Preseason Media Poll

Brady Hoke and Devin Gardner received preseason votes for coach of the year and offensive player of the year honors respecitvely, but Ohio State Buckeyes were deemed the favorites to win every postseason honor.

Best coach balloting (voters picked top three)
(First-place votes) Total points
Urban Meyer, Ohio State (21) 71
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern (4) 44
Bill O'Brien, Penn State (1) 15
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 10
Brady Hoke, Michigan 9
Bo Pelini, Nebraska 2

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Big Ten Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
1. Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State 16
2. Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin 4
3. Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State 3
4. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State 2
5. Tyler Scott, DL, Northwestern 1

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Big Ten Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State, 24
2. Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska, 1
2. Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan, 1

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