As expected for a second-year Division I program lumped into a conference with other traditional college hockey powerhouse programs, Penn State was picked last in the inaugural 2013-14 Big Ten preseason poll released on Tuesday.
Voted on by each of the six coaches of its member schools, the order of finish turned out as follows:
T4. Michigan State
T4. Ohio State
6. Penn State
Also on Tuesday, the conference announced the creation of a Challenge during the first two weekends of the season between Big East and Hockey East member schools. Bang the link for the full release.