Indiana ranked preseason No. 15 by The Sporting News

  • 09/21/2015 7:49 am in

The third college basketball yearbook released this fall, The Sporting News college basketball preview magazine, hit newsstands today.

After being ranked No. 4 by Lindy’s and No. 17 by Athlon Sports, the Hoosiers come in at No. 15 in The Sporting News preview.

Here are some other IU and Big Ten centric notes from the magazine, which features Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste and Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate on the regional cover sold in Indiana:

· Yogi Ferrell is a preseason second team All-American.

· Ferrell is ranked as the No. 2 player in the Big Ten and sophomore James Blackmon Jr. is ranked as the No. 8 player in the conference. Melo Trimble got the nod as the league’s best player.

· Freshman Thomas Bryant is ranked the No. 3 newcomer in the conference behind Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and Maryland’s Diamond Stone.

· Other Big Ten teams in the preseason top 25 include Maryland (No. 3), Michigan (18), Wisconsin (20) and Michigan State (23).

· The projected order of finish in the Big Ten is Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Northwestern, Penn State, Nebraska, Minnesota and Rutgers.

· The only scheduled or potential non-conference opponents for Indiana in The Sporting News preseason top 25 are Kansas at No. 1 and Duke at No. 5.

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  • Knuckledrager

    Seems about right. We will be ranked higher by seasons end. Go Hoosiers.


    Too high. Should start out in the 20-30 range.

  • marcusgresham

    I’d like to complain about a Notre Dame player being on the cover all over the state of Indiana, but I’m almost certain if I go to buy this off a magazine rack in my home town it’ll have UK & U of L guys on it.


    You’ll probably find both in Southern Indiana.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Sports writers are like judges!
    They can look at the same set of facts and come completely different and disparate conclusions.
    I reckon they’re human after all.

  • Hardwood83

    IU’s prediction is about right, imo. I don’t see Meetchicken finishing higher than MSU in conference though.
    Also, IU has a ‘potentional non-con opponent’ in KU in Maui, that is ranked.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Purdue and Michigan State will finish ahead of Michigan and Wisconsin. That is my 2 cents worth.

  • Meadows007

    Kansas is a potential non-conference opponent and they’re number 1 in this ranking.

  • Ole Man

    Knuckle, I like your enthusiasm, if not your prognostication skills….LOL!

  • marcusgresham

    Not this far south. Hell, in the Greetree Mall in Clarksville there’s an entire store that sells nothing but UK and U of L merchandise. I’ve gone in gas station here in Corydon that has those little sections of knickknacks, t-shirts, and other crap, and they’ve had nothing but Kentucky things. It’s sickening.


    The one in the Green Tree is Cats Corner or something isn’t it? It is just wrong. But it sells down there. And they gotta sell IU, UK and UofL stuff.

  • marcusgresham

    Hell, on the radio this morning the guy said “a bad weekend for the Kentuckiana (I hate that word!) football teams. UK, U of L, and Western all lost.” Um, it was a bad weekend for KENTUCKY football teams, one of whom lost to Indiana.

  • millzy32

    He may have forgotten that IU still has a football team. I liked when IU and UK played every year in football. Not a great rivalry but a competitive football game between basketball schools.

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  • Hardwood83

    pUKe probably demanded the game be played in a Hawaiian volcano or the surface of the moon- you know because they transcend regular football stadiums.