Indiana ranked No. 7 nationally in Andy Katz’s preseason power 36

  • 09/26/2022 10:56 am in

Longtime college basketball writer Andy Katz is bullish on Indiana this season.

Katz, who works for and BTN, has the Hoosiers at No. 7 nationally in his preseason power 36 released on Monday.

The Hoosiers were ranked preseason No. 6 by Lindy’s Sports.

North Carolina, Indiana’s opponent in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, is Katz’s preseason No. 1 team. Another non-conference opponent, Kansas, is No. 5.

Arizona, IU’s opponent in Las Vegas in December, is ranked No. 31 by Katz. Xavier, IU’s opponent in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, is No. 33.

Other Big Ten teams in the rankings include: Illinois (No. 14), Michigan State (No. 15), Michigan (No., 16), Rutgers (No. 19), Purdue (No. 22), Ohio State (No. 28) and Iowa (No. 35).

Wisconsin was listed as a team “under consideration” by Katz.

The Hoosiers tip off the regular season on Monday, Nov. 7 against Morehead State at Assembly Hall.

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