The new KenPom.com ratings are out for the 2020-2021 season and Indiana will begin ranked in the top 30 nationally.
IU is No. 26 in Pomeroy’s ratings, which is eighth-highest for a Big Ten team. Last season, Indiana was No. 34 to start the season and also finished No. 34.
The rest of the Big Ten is ranked as follows: Wisconsin (7), Ohio State (10), Iowa (12), Michigan State (15), Michigan (17), Illinois (18), Purdue (25), Rutgers (27), Minnesota (35), Maryland (51), Penn State (64), Northwestern (70) and Nebraska (110).
The Hoosiers sit at No. 40 nationally in offensive efficiency in the preseason, according to Pomeroy, and at No. 17 in defensive efficiency. Indiana finished last season ranked 65th nationally in offensive efficiency and 26th in defensive efficiency.
Record projections are not available as college basketball schedules have not been finalized.
Providence, Indiana’s first opponent in the Maul Invitational, is ranked No. 63 by Pomeroy and Florida State, Indiana’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge opponent, is No. 19.
Butler, which the Hoosiers are expected to play in the Crossroads Classic, is No. 56 and Tennessee Tech is No. 312.
Filed to: Ken Pomeroy