Penn State garnered the top spot in the preseason poll, followed by the Buckeyes, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Purdue. Each team was a 2009 NCAA tournament team and it marks the eighth-consecutive season the Nittany Lions were picked to win the Big Ten.
Under the direction of 14th year head coach Lori Walker, the Buckeyes have a combined 371 career starts between 14 returning upperclassmen. Twenty letterwinners and nine starters are back off last year's team that finished 14-4-2, 7-2-1 in the Big Ten and will join a group of seven talented freshmen in 2010.
Walker Adds Five for 2016