IU women’s basketball enters the top 10 for the first time in program history

The Indiana women’s basketball program reached a historic milestone on Monday afternoon when it was ranked No. 10 in the latest AP top-25 poll.

Today marks the first time ever that the IU women’s program has been ranked in the top 10 since the women’s college basketball poll started on Nov. 25, 1976.

This is the 35th consecutive week IU has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.  Joining IU from the Big Ten in the AP top-25 are No. 8 Maryland, No. 12 Michigan, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Rutgers.

The Hoosiers (16-4, 14-2) gained revenge on Saturday with an 87-75 road win over then No. 15 Ohio State.  The Hoosiers picked up their first victory in Columbus since 2002 and first win overall against the Buckeyes since 2010.  IU has now won seven in a row since a 78-70 loss to Ohio State in Bloomington.

IU also broke the Teri Moren era record for Big Ten wins with 14 this season, topping the previous record of 13 in 2019-20.  The Hoosiers can surpass their previous Big Ten season best win total of 15 achieved by the 1983 Big Ten champions.

Indiana has a pair of home games this week to conclude the regular season.  They host Iowa on Wednesday (4:30 p.m. ET / BTN) and Purdue on Saturday (1 p.m. ET / BTN Plus).

The Hoosiers are currently in second place in the Big Ten, a game behind conference leader Maryland.  The Terrapins play at Michigan and then host Penn State this week.

The Big Ten Tournament is slated for March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

On Sunday the Hoosiers were also named the No. 12 team by the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee.

The bracket for the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship that will be announced on Selection Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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