Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012 AT 11:47 AM / Updated at 4:19 PM
Huskers last in hoops poll
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska men’s basketball is about as far in last place as you can get in the unofficial Big Ten preseason poll.

The league doesn’t do a poll beyond the top three teams, but 24 veteran beat writers — two who cover each school — put together their own rankings 1 through 12.

Nebraska, under first-year coach Tim Miles, was voted last on 23 of 24 ballots. Illinois got the other last-place vote.

Iowa finished seventh in the voting.

Indiana, the national preseason No. 1 pick, got 21 of 24 first-place votes to sit atop the poll. No. 2 Michigan got the other three.

The rankings and voting points:

1, Indiana (21) 285
2, Michigan (3) 256
3, Ohio State 237
4, Michigan State 223
5, Wisconsin 191
6, Minnesota 159
7, Iowa 134
8, Purdue 121
9, Illinois 90
10, Northwestern 89
11, Penn State 62
12, Nebraska 25

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at