The Indiana Hoosiers will begin the 2013-2014 season ranked in the USA Today coaches poll.
The preseason poll, released late this morning, has Indiana slotted at No. 24. Four other Big Ten teams are ranked: Michigan State (2), Michigan (9), Ohio State (10) and Wisconsin (21).
Iowa and Illinois both received votes in the poll.
Indiana was the preseason No. 1 in last year’s poll and finished the season ranked No. 7.
Two of Indiana’s non-conference opponents are also ranked: Syracuse, which defeated the Hoosiers in last year’s Sweet 16, is No. 7 and Notre Dame, which Indiana will play in December at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, is No. 22.
Another potential opponent in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden, Connecticut, is No. 19.
The complete poll is available here.
Filed to: USA Today/ESPN coaches poll