ESPN ranks Indiana No. 7 in 50 in 50 series

  • 08/24/2012 10:03 am in 50 in 50 rankings: No. 7 Indiana

7. Indiana (442 points)

Positives: Won three national titles; also made six other Final Fours; 16 regular-season conference titles; nine first-team consensus All-Americans (13 total); six top-10 picks; fifth-most points of any school when Bob Knight was head coach.

Negatives: Lost seven points due to sanctions; just one conference title of any kind in past 20 seasons; has advanced past the Sweet 16 only once since 1993; three straight 20-loss seasons and a 8-46 Big Ten record from 2008-11.

Fun fact: Indiana’s 48 points in 1976 are tied for the most by any school in any season (2001 Duke, 2007 Florida).

Looks like the six ahead of IU will be, in no particular order, UCLA, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Louisville. That said, is No. 7 too low for the Hoosiers?

Filed to: