We ran this in the paper today and I thought it would spark some debate. Check it out.
National magazines rank IU basketballÂ We see you strutting into Borders bookstore acting as if youâ€™re going to go read Bob Woodwardâ€™s new book or perhaps brush up on your Shakespeare. And we also know youâ€™re really just going in and looking at the college basketball preview magazines to see where they ranked Indiana.So we did the work for you. Leaves you more time for those important pursuits. Â
Big Ten: 7th
Nationally: Predicts an NIT appearance
Notes: Names D.J. White Best Defensive Player in the Big Ten and puts him on the first team. White is also on the honorable mention all-American team. Rod Wilmont is on the All-Big Ten third team. Ranks Indianaâ€™s class of newcomers the sixth best in the conference.
CBS SportsLine.com magazine
Big Ten: 6th
Notes: Picks D.J. White as a first-team all-conference forward.
Big Ten: 4th
Nationally: Not ranked in top 40. Does pick Indiana to get at at-large bid to the tournament.
Notes: Ranks D.J. White as the sixth-best power forward in the country, and names him to their all-conference first team.
Big Ten: 3rd
Nationally: Has the Hoosiers earning a bid to the NCAA tournament.
Notes: Names D.J. White the No. 1 power forward in the country and puts him on the all-conference first team. Ranks Lance Stemler at No. 4 on their “Top 10 impact newcomers” list.
Street & Smithâ€™s
Big Ten: 3rd
Nationally: Not ranked in top 25
Notes: Places D.J. White on its “Rehab All-Americans” list and first-team Big Ten squad.
So, what do you guys think?
Rank the Hoosiers. In the nation. In the Big Ten.
And predict a few individual honors.