Ken Pomeroy released his preseason ratings for the 2014-2015 college basketball season and the stats guru’s model is bullish on Indiana.
Pomeroy has Indiana at No. 26 in his ratings and projects the Hoosiers to finish 20-11 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten along with Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska and Minnesota.
The four Big Ten teams ranked ahead of IU in his initial ratings are Wisconsin (6), Michigan State (12), Ohio State (14) and Michigan (15).
The Hoosiers sit at No. 21 nationally in offensive efficiency in the preseason, according to Pomeroy and at No. 40 in defensive efficiency.
The highest rated non-conference opponents on IU’s schedule according to Pomeroy’s ratings are Louisville (3), Georgetown (22), Pittsburgh (23) and SMU (36).
Indiana also plays five opponents ranked 300 or worse in Pomeroy’s ratings: Savannah State (300), Grand Canyon (305), New Orleans (332), Lamar (345) and Mississippi Valley State (346).
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