Indiana ranked No. 15 in preseason coaches poll

  • 10/15/2015 12:53 pm in

The Indiana Hoosiers will begin the 2015-2016 season ranked in the USA Today coaches poll.

The preseason poll, released earlier, has Indiana slotted at No. 15. Four other Big Ten teams are ranked: Maryland (No. 3), Michigan State (13), Wisconsin (17) and Purdue (24).

Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State all received votes.

The Hoosiers are ranked No. 4 preseason by Lindy’s, No. 13 by Blue Ribbon and No. 15 by The Sporting News.

Duke, who Indiana will play in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, is ranked No. 4. Two of Indiana‚Äôs potential opponents in Maui are also in the poll. Kansas is No. 5 and Vanderbilt is No. 20. IU’s Crossroads Classic opponent in December, Notre Dame, is ranked No. 18.

North Carolina and Kentucky tied for No. 1 in the poll.

The complete poll is available here.

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  • Hoosierkamp

    Returning the amount of starters and MCd’s all americans,a lot of teams would be ranked even higher. You can tell there is a little apprehension on getting even a fair amount better on D…… If you said our D was top 100, we would be a unanimous top 10. Lets hope our D gets better, and I think it will

  • sarge

    Surprised Wisconsin is so high, even if Bo is still the coach. I would probably switch them and Purdue. I think Michigan State will be better by the end of the year than their ranking too. After seeing Michigan play their hearts out last year without most of their available roster, I have to think they will be ranked as well by the end of the season and a tournament team.

  • TomJameson

    preseason polls … blech. LOL

    I look at these polls as a starting spot only. By the time the conference season starts we’ll know a lot more about the reality of the rankings. IU has a pretty tough preseason, but I don’t know (because I didn’t look .. lol) how strong/weak the “Michigans” schedules are.

  • MorrisHoosier

    Don’t forget about ND at #18. Tougher pre-conference season than usual, IMO. Hopefully it will better prepare us for the B10 grind.

  • Young Hoosier

    Anywhere in the 15-25 range is a good spot to start for this. Personally I think we’re more in the 18-23 range. But I don’t have a vote.

  • Bill Graham

    I was surprised that Texas A&M didn’t make the cut. Also I would expect the Zags to be a top 5 team if they get good guard play.