Indiana rises in both polls following Kansas win

  • 11/14/2016 1:22 pm in

Indiana’s win over No. 3 Kansas on Friday in Honolulu caught the attention of voters in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches top 25 polls.

The Hoosiers, who were ranked No. 11 in the preseason AP Poll and No. 12 in the preseason coaches poll, moved up in both polls following Friday’s 103-99 overtime triumph in the Armed Forces Classic.

Indiana is ranked No. 6 in this week’s AP Poll and No. 5 in this week’s coaches poll. It’s the highest ranking for Indiana in the AP poll since the final poll of the 2012-2013 season, when the Hoosiers were No. 4.

Other Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25 poll include Wisconsin (No. 9), Michigan State (No. 13) and Purdue (No. 15).

The Hoosiers return to action on Wednesday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against UMass Lowell and also host Liberty on Saturday night.

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  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Yes it was, I love the guys confidence!

  • Piker

    I think they will be favored. It’s not easy coming into bloomington and beating the hoosiers. The record speaks for itself.

  • Piker

    About 6 predictions in crystal ball for Billy to Kansas after we beat them. I just don’t get it after what TB showed. I will grasp at straws…..too much work? Not enough 5 stars? Scared of DD and Clifton? TB coming back? Season has started I have to stop worrying about future…. it is bright with recruits we have now.

  • vicbert caladipo

    The west Lafayette in-breeders are tied at the half with #3 Villanova as pj Thompson hit a half courter at the buzzer. Love the disrespect for stinky putting a top tier game on BTN, but you just can’t bump that marquise NFL snoozefest NYG v Cincy

  • ForeverIU

    How about we let them bubble up, so we can whack them back into the pits of Hades?

  • Hmmm… Nah. I’d still rather see ’em get spanked.

  • vicbert caladipo

    I really don’t understand why stinky never wins anything. I mean all their good players stay like 5-6 years Since the cubs won, they are the new cubs. I’d blame it on the billygoat curse but Peeyoo folks worship billygoats

  • ForeverIU

    Sucks that we’re playing cupcakes for the next four games:

    UMass Lowell: #284 (snore)
    Liberty: #260 (yawn)
    Fort Wayne: #119 (wake up for two hours)
    Mississippi Valley St.: #337 (hibernate)

  • ForeverIU

    It’s my voodoo doll. All I have to whisper is “Boilertime” and she knows the routine.

  • vicbert caladipo

    I see they have spike Albrecht. Heck I remember him in my psych 101 class ions of years ago. So…kidding aside isn’t this his third team? He must slip thru cuz he looks like he’s 14. Good game. You better rub the voodoo cuz stinky is coming back

  • Spooky

    Amen brother. Don’t worry about what we can’t change for tomorrow. Let’s go undefeated and win this title first! LOL I wanna laugh at that thought, but this team is SO DEEP that I truly believe that we could!!!

    But yea, Billy loved his visit and I think he commits! Just my opinion.

  • INUnivHoosier2

    SMOD

  • Spooky

    Ohhh yeaaaaa.

  • Snowdizzle

    I’ve been following this site for years but have never posted before. Not sure why I just haven’t. The inside the hall staff doesn’t amazing job covering our beloved Hoosiers, and I can’t thank them enough for providing such an outstanding source for IU information. I also really enjoyed reading the comments that many of you post regularly. There are some posters that I enjoy reading more than others and there are some but I really can’t stand. Anyway I just wanted to throw my first post out there and let you all know that this is my go-to site and has been for a long time. Thank you so much for all you do. I’m loving our game this year and I think we have all the pieces and the coaching to go a long way perhaps all the way.

    P.S. I have been a big Tom Crean fan since he came to Indiana. I loved how much he seemed to want nothing more than to be IU’s coach. He has had his ups and downs, but I think he has been outstanding for this University in so many ways. From bringing back old traditions, to building on new ones. The character of the vast majority of his recruits are ones that I feel Indiana can be proud of to represent us all. It does seem like he has grown as a coach especially this past year or so. His ability to find those rare diamonds blows my mind. I can’t say how much I’ve enjoyed watching them all grow, and seeing them develop over the years. Don’t get me wrong I love the occasional Superstar one-and-done player, but watching these players grow from freshman into upperclassmen allows us to get to know them so much more. I’m sorry for such a long post. I’m sure I will post more often now. Go Hoosiers!

  • Spooky

    You put MUCH MORE thought in it than I did… all I had to do was follow him on Twitter; saying stuff like, “make sure someone sends a video of IU fans chanting my name” with his lil laughing face and joker card behind it. And then he keeps coming to IU to “visit”, and you just have that feeling that he’s only coming to get ALL the attention he can get! I want to see us get recruits that don’t spend their lives on TWITTER because they’re too busy in the gym! All you have to do is go read his posts on Twitter! I mean, I understand that these kids are high on themselves, but our guys are looking to be better before they love themselves as much as this kid loves himself.

  • Hoosiergamecock

    You are a lucky man. Good to see fellow hoosiers here in the palmetto state. Im also heading to Indy for the holidays, but only get to see the Nebraska game in Bloomington. Not much of a consolation to missing the Louisville game

  • pcantidote

    Puke in my mouth thinking about it.

  • IUowns

    @Fort Wayne would be a challenge. Can’t sleep on them at all. Although, I really expect us to win it easily, but the team better be ready for a hiccup in any of those first three games.

  • pcantidote

    And down go the Boilers. It is early, but if you ask me they have nothing more than dumping it down to FrankenHaas and hoping that no one figures out that he doesn’t have a left hand.

  • ForeverIU

    That’s why I’m only waking up for Fort Wayne. Maybe. LOL.

  • ForeverIU

    You’ve been a big Tom Crean fan since he came to Indiana? Ouch, how did you survive? You never wavered? I mean I like Tom Crean, but I tend to like him more when he’s winning. LOL.

  • Spooky

    Maybe we should schedule NBA teams in-between the Kansas, UNC and UofL games!

  • Spooky

    And while we’re playing those NBA teams, maybe we’ll get hurt so bad that our starters will be walk-ons by the time B1G season rolls around!!!!… sounds like a PLAN to me, buddy!

  • ForeverIU

    Sounds like a plan dude. Wake me up when it happens! Not being judgmental of our scheduling, just stating that I lifted my standards in such a way as to find these cupcake games very boring.

  • dwdkc

    Welcome and nice first post. Might want to check out the Forum too if you want to really blow lots of hours swapping comments about our beloved Hoosiers! And it helps Alex keep the site going.

  • Fifer39

    Ah, those 5 words. Sweet music to the ears of Hoosiers and right living folk everywhere.

  • Bruce Clark

    Spooky, that bothered me also: no reason to be so disrespectful and troll IU. Too much ‘me, me, me’. Good player but look at a guy like Stanley Johnson: 6’7″ and 240 lbs! Guy crushed it in high school (something like 71-0 his last 2 years) and college (Pac 12 freshman of the year) : averaging 4.5 pts this year in the NBA.

    I really do think the local talent just doesn’t see IU for what it really is, which is their loss.

  • Ole Man

    It wouldn’t have helped us out.
    Boilers down!!

  • Robert Weber

    It would have helped our ranking. That’s what happens when the #3 team loses when you’re #5. 🙂 But I can’t say I’m heartbroken over a Boiler loss.

  • Hoosier4life67

    Hello everyone. Another season is upon us and its looking like its going to be another exciting great season. Wow what a game against Kansas. Had to work that night so recorded the game and enjoyed watching it 3 times now. Much better start this year than last year in Hawaii where we lost to Wake Forest and UNLV. That was tough for me since i live and work in Las vegas and had to listen to all these UNLV fans. Its great seeing them suffer and me celebrate especially since UNLV lost this week. Looking forward to this great season and watching our blessed Hoosiers march towards madness in March.

  • vicbert caladipo

    We need to worry about ourselves instead of hoping others lose. Sure CTC would agree. Anytime Stinky loses it’s a good day that can only be topped by an IU win. Polls will take care of themselves at the end of the season with IU #1….and Stinky somewhere beneath us.

  • Robert Weber

    I was speaking only as a fan. I’m certain the team and coach aren’t focused on it. That doesn’t mean I can’t have a little fun.

  • AtariHero

    I don’t under stand why our schedule is SO weak (less Kansas and UNC). Look at Duke’s schedule. Every team they play in the preseason is a team that they could end up facing in the 1st round of the tourney. They play Maine and Marist and Penn State and William and Mary and App St. and UNLV and Elon… they don’t play the 3rd tier programs that we fill our pre-season with!

  • Outoftheloop

    Not a major low! Recruiting is irrational, emotional, random, you get the picture. Justin Smith would never move aside for Wilkes, despite the difference in ranking. He will be great! Moore is a phenomenal talent. He will be the next OG (who was the next Victor). Ali, when he gets his shooting down (which is not bad now), could be the best shut-down defensive guard, since Buckner/Wilkerson! And IU is not through recruiting yet!

  • Outoftheloop

    Exactly!

  • Outoftheloop

    Reminds me of the old joke: there are 3 good days in Bloomington: 1) when Notre Dame loses in Football (dated now); when KY loses in Basketball; and when Purdue loses in ANYTHING!!

  • Outoftheloop

    See my joke post above: that is a Win/Win!

  • Oregon lost. 1 down and a few more to go (looking at you kuntecky and dook)!

    It’s actually quite possible for several upsets in the next few weeks. The road to the top could be cleared for us!

  • Snowdizzle

    Thanks!