The Indiana Hoosiers will begin the 2015-2016 season ranked in the Associated Press top 25 poll.
The preseason poll, released this afternoon, has Indiana slotted at No. 15. Five other Big Ten teams are ranked: Maryland (No. 3), Michigan State (13), Wisconsin (17), Purdue (23) and Michigan (25).
The Hoosiers are also ranked No. 15 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll. The Hoosiers are also 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 on Dec. 2 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, is ranked No. 5. Two of Indiana’s potential opponents in Maui are also in the poll. Kansas is No. 4 and Vanderbilt is No. 18. IU’s Crossroads Classic opponent in December, Notre Dame, is ranked No. 19.
North Carolina is the No. 1 team in the AP Poll.
The complete poll is available here.
Filed to: Associated Press poll