Indiana No. 1 in USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll

8 comments by   |   Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:14 pm EDT

Indiana was voted No. 1 in USA Today’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released Wednesday. The Hoosiers are one of three Big Ten teams in the top five and five in the Top 25, the most of any conference.

The Hoosiers were followed in the top five by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan.

Indiana returns its top five scorers from last season, including preseason All-America candidate Cody Zeller.

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8 comments:
#1
real iu fan
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 1:00 PM EDT

Well deserved.To bad RMK can’t stay out of the limelight as well as Trey Lyles’ Dad.I also believe that J.Lyle is simply playing games- he is a lock for UK. Barring a major injury, IU is the best team this year.

 
#2
real iu fan
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 1:04 PM EDT

VCU and Minnesota are way underrated.Both are legitimate top 20-25 teams.

 
#3
Podunker
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:14 PM EDT

Fun and very exciting for all Hoosiers, signifying that others recognize our incredible progress after years of struggle. Crean and all the players he has brought to IU should enjoy this and feel very proud of their collective accomplishment. But aside from the buzz that they create, pre-season rankings are meaningless. I hope it pumps the team up but does not go to the young players’ heads. In fact, I hope the primary thing they take from this ranking is that the bullseye on their backs just got bigger.

The time to get really excited will be after IU runs the table in non-conference games and then beats OSU, Wisconsin and Michigan on their home courts this year. I think they can.

 
#4
real iu fan
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:50 PM EDT

IU cannot beat Wisconsin on their home court this season.WE are not that good.We only play them at home.

 
#5
Harvard for Hillbillies
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:22 PM EDT

We won’t go undefeated, folks…And we won’t run the table on the road against some of the other top teams from the conference. Even lowlife Purdue will give us all we can handle in Lafayette.

This should in no way dampen your level of excitement. We will be very tough to beat in the tournament. Keep your excitement through all the ups and downs.

 
#6
Podunker
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:45 PM EDT

real iu fan; you know, I realized that just after clicking the “submit comment” tab.

HforH; since no team has gone undefeated since the 75 – 76 Hoosiers, I think your prediction is a safe bet. My guess is that IU will lose a road game against a team everyone expects them to beat. Maybe MN or MSU in February. UNC is certainly not a given, but since the atmosphere inside Assembly Hall will be electric, I’m betting IU defeats the Tar Heels in a tough game.

Is it too early to begin posting predictions of IU’s record for the 2012/2013 season?

 
#7
Harvard for Hillbillies
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:57 PM EDT

Predictions now will only involve quelling what most believe to be very few losses.

Hardly compares to the joy I felt in identifying how quickly the Hoosiers would be back on the stage last season when all the experts were predicting NIT and 15 or 15 wins nearly out of the realm of likelihood.

Predicting negative results on a season with so much positive anticipation seems a bit defeating.

I may find more satisfaction in searching for a dark horse or undervalued player to make a bigger impact than anticipated. Not many of those on this year’s Hoosier squad…I’ll stick with Remy. Remy is my prediction for a kid that will continue to surprise and find his way onto the court.

 
#8
Ron
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:14 PM EDT

Per an interview I read today, Callipari’s big goal before he retires is to win 40 games in a yr….Speaking of the 75/76 Hoosier team…

Looking at his recruits for next yr, would guess they have a chance anyway

 


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