The new KenPom.com ratings are out for the 2015-2016 season and the stats guru is joining many of the preseason prognostications that have the Hoosiers in the top 15.
IU will begin the season at No. 13 in Pomeroy’s rating, the second highest ranking of any Big Ten team behind Wisconsin at No. 9.
The rest of the Big Ten is ranked as follows: Michigan (17), Michigan State (18), Purdue (22), Maryland (24), Iowa (36), Ohio State (42), Northwestern (51), Illinois (61), Minnesota (66), Penn State (119), Nebraska (137) and Rutgers (223).
The Hoosiers sit at No. 2 nationally in offensive efficiency in the preseason, according to Pomeroy and at No. 83 in defensive efficiency. Indiana finished last season ranked 214th nationally in defensive efficiency.
Pomeroy projects IU to finish 12-6 in the Big Ten alongside Wisconsin.
The highest rated non-conference opponents on IU’s schedule according to Pomeroy’s ratings are Duke (1), Notre Dame (16) and Wake Forest (60). Potential Maui opponents in the top 50 include Kansas (4), Vanderbilt (20) and UCLA (38).
Indiana also plays three opponents ranked 300 or worse in Pomeroy’s ratings: Alcorn State (343), McNeese State (333) and Kennesaw State (336).
Filed to: Ken Pomeroy