BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Undefeated Indiana moved further into the Associated Press’s top-25 this week, rising one spot to No. 11 in the poll released Monday.
The Hoosiers beat Ohio’s Xavier 81-79 and Miami 86-56 last week to draft 4-0 of the season. He opened the season at No. 13 and last week was No. 12.
It is their highest ranking since the 2016-17 season, when they were ranked 9th in the nation in the December 12, 2016 poll.
Six Big Ten teams are taking the poll this week, up from three a week ago. Maryland, Purdue and Iowa moved up to the bottom three spots.
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Here’s the full Associated Press top 25 poll for this week:
- North Carolina (4-0)
- Houston (4-0)
- Kansas (4-0)
- Texas (3-0)
- Virginia (4-0)
- Gonzaga (3-1)
- Baylor (4-1)
- Duke (3-1)
- Arkansas (3-0)
- Creighton (4-0)
- INDIANA (4-0)
- Michigan State (3-1)
- Maroon (4-0)
- Arizona (3-0)
- Kentucky (3-2)
- Illinois (4-1)
- San Diego State (3-0)
- Alabama (4-0)
- UCLA (3-2)
- Connecticut (5-0)
- Texas Tech (3-0)
- Tennessee (2-1)
- Maryland (5-0)
- Purdue (3-0)
- Iowa (3-0)
Indiana is 4-0 and has two more games in the Hoosier Classic this week, against Little Rock at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Wednesday night and against Jackson State on Friday afternoon.
Then it comes true, with out-of-conference games against No. 1 North Carolina on November 30 at Assembly Hall, a matchup on neutral ground in Las Vegas against no. xx Arizona and a road trip to Kansas on December 17th. The defending champions are 4th.
- TOM BREW COLUMN: Miller Kopp is shooting 53 percent from three-point range in four games and playing well in Indiana’s 4-0 start. He may not be Indiana’s most important player, but he is when the ball is in his hands. He’s Indiana’s top perimeter shooter, and they need him to play well to win titles this year. CLICK HERE
- GUNN GETS LONGER RUNTIME: CJ Gunn didn’t play for Xavier on Friday, but he did a little of everything in 22 minutes against Miami of Ohio on Sunday. He was ready to play and exuded confidence, which isn’t always common in newcomers and that’s all coach Mike Woodson asks. CLICK HERE
- Indiana beats Miami: Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis had 17 points and 16 rebounds and eight other Hoosiers had six or more points as the No. 12 Hoosiers celebrated their fourth consecutive win with an 86-56 win over Miami of Ohio in Indianapolis on Sunday. CLICK HERE
- MIAMI WILL BE POILED: Miami of Ohio tied with Indiana for most of the first half, but Redhawks coach Travis Steele felt the Hoosiers’ size, strength and athleticism wore down his team as the game progressed. Here is Jack’s opponent’s locker room story. CLICK HERE
- HOLMES, HULL REUNITED: Jonathan Holmes and Jordan Hulls were two of Indiana’s best high school basketball players in Bloomington South, and they will be on the sidelines as coaches when Ohio’s Miami and Indiana No. 12 play Sunday at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. CLICK HERE
- TRAVIS STEELE’S INDIANA ROOTS: Travis Steele, Ohio basketball coach from Miami, grew up in Danville, Indiana and supported the Indiana Hoosiers. He later worked on the staff of Kelvin Sampson in Indiana. On Sunday, he will practice his Redhawks against Mike Woodson and the No. 12 Hoosiers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. CLICK HERE