The Indiana Hoosiers will begin the 2016-2017 season ranked in the USA Today coaches poll.
The preseason poll, released earlier today, has Indiana slotted at No. 12. Four other Big Ten teams are ranked: Michigan State (No. 9), Wisconsin (No. 10), Purdue (No. 15) and Maryland (No. 21).
Ohio State and Michigan both received votes.
The Hoosiers are ranked preseason No. 12 by Athlon Sports, No. 13 by The Sporting News and No. 18 by Blue Ribbon.
Kansas, who Indiana will play in the Armed Forces Classic, is ranked No. 2. Other Indiana non-conference opponents in the preseason top 25 include North Carolina (No. 6) and Louisville (No. 14). Butler, Indiana’s opponent in the Crossroads Classic, received votes.
Duke is the unanimous No. 1 in the poll.
The complete poll is available here.
Filed to: USA Today coaches poll