Hoosiers ranked No. 1 in AP Poll
By Nathan Brown
The Hoosiers, who received 43 first-place votes, sit atop Louisville (No. 2) and Kentucky (No. 3) who received 20 and two first-place votes, respectively.
Two other Big Ten teams, Ohio State (No. 4) and Michigan (No. 5) took spots rounding out the top five. The rest of the top 10 was identical to the USA Today Coaches Poll, which came out last week, including North Carolina State (No. 6), Kansas (No. 7), Duke (No. 8), Syracuse (No. 9) and Florida (No. 10).
The Big Ten led all conferences with five teams ranked in the top 25, with Michigan State at No. 14 and Wisconsin at No. 23. Minnesota also received votes outside of the top 25.
IU Coach Tom Crean’s squad begin its quest to keep its top rankings this Thursday when the team plays its only exhibition game of the season against Indiana Wesleyan at Assembly Hall at 7 p.m.