Indiana takes back No. 1 ranking in both polls


Indiana’s victory over Michigan on Saturday night put the Hoosiers back on top in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls.

The Hoosiers (20-2 overall, 8-1 in the Big Ten) got 58 of 65 votes in the AP poll and 25 of 31 in the coaches’ poll. Florida was No. 2 in both polls and received all of the other first-place votes.

Michigan didn’t fall far with the loss to the Hoosiers. They were No. 3 in both polls. Duke and Kansas rounded out the top five in the AP poll and Gonzaga, Arizona, Miami, Syracuse and Ohio State rounded out the top 10. No. 12 Michigan State and No. 18 Minnesota gave the Big Ten five teams in the AP poll.

Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga and Arizona also held down spots 4-7 in the USA Today poll. Michigan State was No. 8 followed by Syracuse and Ohio State. Minnesota was also No. 18 in that poll.

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45 comments:

  • Bart295 says:

    Is Florida really good enough to get 7 first place votes or were the voters all from Florida???

    These guys must have missed the best college games played so far this year!

  • Podunker says:

    I have not followed Florida this year. Who have the defeated? The SEC is a weak conference again this year. Being top of that conference in basketball is like the one eyed man being king in the land of the blind.

  • Florida Hoosier Girl says:

    Don[‘t get me wrong, I am a Hoosier fan 1st, Gator fan 2nd, but Florida is very good. They defeated Wisconsin which we couldn’t do. Go Hoosiers!

  • Ron says:

    Fl Girl. Count me in also 30+ yrs in Florida, I became a fan. Enjoyed the years with Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Humphrey, Green and Brewer. O’Connell Center is not Assenbly Hall but ia a good second place to watch BB.

  • Chet says:

    FL played Wisky early when they were struggling to find out what they were as a team. Other than Wisconsin they have played only two decent teams (AZ and Kansas State) and they lost to them both. The rest of the SEC would be lucky to place in an IU intramural league.

  • Ron says:

    True Chet, but they did obtain that elusive “W” we’ve been looking for.

  • Chet says:

    …and we beat Kentucky but nobody awarded us a title for it.

  • The irony here, I think is that Indiana has sort of switched places in the argument. Before the Butler game, if you were voting for IU over Duke you were voting for the team that was blowing everyone out over the team that had faced better competition. Now IU is the team that’s faced better competition and Florida is the team that’s blowing everybody out. Obviously, different time of year, more developed resumes, and both teams have two losses, but ironic all the same. The SEC is bad, but Florida is doing what you’re supposed to do with bad teams, beating them senseless.
    All of that said, I would have voted for Indiana if I had a vote, but it does appear that Florida is a pretty good team.

  • Chet says:

    Florida HAS faced a couple pretty good, not great, teams. They lost to them both.

  • Geoff says:

    To be fair, UF’s resume looks good. If you aren’t paying close attention, and a lot of the voters aren’t, then you’d think they’ve beaten some good teams:

    Wisconsin (trying to figure out who their PG was – kinda big deal)
    FSU (not as good as people expected)
    Marquette (Ranked now, but was struggling early with youth and suspended Mayo)
    Texas A&M (good win, but caught them after snapped the UK Rupp home streak)
    Mizzou (missing their best player to injury)
    Ole Miss (Home game and Ole Miss was without 2 players that combine for 41 mpg because they were injured in the previous game)

    Now, is UF good? Absolutely. They are very good, but I don’t think their resume compares to IU’s.
    W’s against MSU, UM, Georgetown, Minnesota, and UNC.

  • Geoff says:

    Florida not looking like the #2 team in the country right now.

  • Podunker says:

    And on Monday, they will no longer be the #2 team in the country. Hey, road games are tough, but they got hammered by a very average ArK team.

  • tomahawk sean says:

    Did Crean ever beat Nebraska? Nope, he went there as #11 and lost like a clown. That’s when the visionary Fred Glass came up with a tremendous idea of selling Crean’s image to the unsuspecting. But the world wasn’t ready for the powerful vision at that time. Now, after many moons the idea is finally starting to catch on! And it looks like a banner to me.

  • Thank you Florida for making me look like a moron.
    Tomahawk Sean, what is the purpose of all of this trolling? If it was actually your goal to convince the posters on this board that Crean isn’t a good coach, you could come up with a much more convincing argument than a road upset a year ago, so clearly you’re just trolling to troll. Do you get points for this?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    ^I believe that post from Dustin is adequate proof that Harvard is not tomahawk sean(as one particular poster was making such an accusation).

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…’The Lord of..’ handle is my only guilty pleasure when venturing outside my name Harvard for Hillbillies. 99% Harvard…1% Lord of..

  • Laffy says:

    How is that “adequate proof”?

    You hate Crean and troll all the time for attention?

  • Ho Phan Tom from Viet Nam says:

    Harvard- Nope. You say you “believe”. Well, “believe” is what you do in the absence of proof. Thus, I “believe” in God because there is no “proof” he exists.

    The IP address wouldn’t even solve anything. All you need is a smartphone on 3G sitting next to your computer and, boom, you got your new IP address.

    You’d do wise to explain why, since the days of the basketblog, you and your alter ego’s arguments/picture impulses/specific photoshop techiniques have coincided step by step like two synchronized swimmers.

  • Chet says:

    Porta Sean is likely a typically sad Purchew or Kaintuck fan. There’s just nothing they can post, or read, on their own blogs as they are just too depressing. So, they come to the site of the #1 team in the country and use what passes for intellect down at the Feed and Seed to convince us that it is only through luck and poor coaching that we have defeated a good portion of the top 25, earned the top spot in the toughest conference in the land, and earned our way back to the pinnacle of the sport as the tournament rapidly approaches.

    You just can’t argue with logic like that.

    Nor should you waste your time.

  • Laffy says:

    Harvard doth protest too much every time he’s called out for being one of these aliases.

  • Laffy says:

    Is Chet saying all the farmers in Indiana are stupid?

    Wow.

  • bart295 says:

    Did craft get fouled last night or was that a mugging with just seconds to go???
    Michigan almost losing at home locked their place as the #2 team in the land!
    Let’s hope we never see IU were anything neon!!!

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Dustin-

    Do you think I have two computers or a smart phone and engage in playing an alter ego game? Do you think I’m tomahawk sean? Do you think I was FC2013?

    And I’m accused of grabbing on to conspiracy theories?

    Set them straight, Dustin. There is only one Harvard. Often imitated, never duplicated.

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    Chet, you must of stayed up all night to come up with that “porta”, rich, so rich. The Feed and Seed was good too. Although the 1 I frequent has a couple of MBA’s stopping in occasionally and always has some old coots tradin barbs. Many times displaying more wisdom than a tree full of owls. I’d like to borrow the porta gem. For plagiaristic reasons only.

  • Tomahawk Sean isn’t Harvard. We’ve been over this….

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    H4H, your last statement is so true. Lots of wannabes, none can be.

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