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IU men move up in AP top-25 after 2-0 week, women hold at No. 2

A 2-0 week with wins over Rutgers and Michigan help IU men’s basketball continue to ascend the AP top-25.

The Hoosiers are ranked No. 14 in this week’s AP top-25, up four spots from last week’s poll.

Leading the way from the Big Ten is Purdue, but the Boilermakers fell out of the top spot to No. 3 after dropping a game to Northwestern on Sunday.  IU and Purdue are the only teams from the Big Ten ranked at this time.  Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa, Rutgers and Maryland are receiving votes.  Indiana travels to Northwestern on Wednesday.  The Wildcats are effectively No. 27 in the poll.

Among Indiana’s high major non-conference opponents, Kansas is No. 5, Arizona is in the No. 8 spot, Xavier has moved down to No. 16, and North Carolina is completely out of the votes.

Ultimately, Indiana’s NCAA Tournament fate will be decided by the NCAA’s NET rankings tool.  The Hoosiers are currently No. 17 according to the NET.


You can always check out the latest voter rankings, advanced metric sites, bracketologies and NCAA NET rankings by following the links on our rankings page.  There’s a link to the page under the IU basketball drop-down menu as well.

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Meanwhile the IU women held at No. 2 after recording a win over then No. 5 Iowa last week.

IU is the top-ranked team from the Big Ten, but there are four other programs from the conference in the top-13 — Iowa (7), Maryland (8), Michigan (12) and Ohio State (13).

The IU women are a No. 1 seed right now in most NCAA Tournament prognostications, and No. 5 in the NCAA NET rankings.

The Hoosier women travel to No. 13 Ohio State on Monday evening (7 p.m. ET, BTN).  Later this week they host No. 12 Michigan Thursday and Purdue on Sunday for Senior Day.

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