IU drops to No. 13 in latest AP top 25

Last week’s loss at Fort Wayne cost Indiana 10 spots in the latest Associated Press top 25.

The Hoosiers enter a big and busy week ranked No. 13 in the latest poll, which was released Monday afternoon. North Carolina, which visits Assembly Hall on Wednesday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, takes over as the new No. 3.

Kentucky remains No. 1 and Villanova sits still at No. 2, while Kansas moves up one spot to No. 4.

IU is one of three Big Ten teams lumped together in the middle of the top 25. Purdue moved up two spots to No. 15, while Wisconsin dropped one to No. 17.

The full top 25 can be found below:

1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. North Carolina
4. Kansas
5. Duke
6. Virginia
7. Xavier
8. Gonzaga
9. Baylor
10. Creighton
11. UCLA
12. Saint Mary’s
13. Indiana
14. Louisville
15. Purdue
16. Arizona
17. Wisconsin
18. Butler
19. Iowa State
20. South Carolina
21. Rhode Island
22. Syracuse
23. Oregon
24. Florida
25. West Virginia

One comment

  1. That seems about right, but I’d prefer they be ranked about 18th right now. I was concerned that being ranked #3 would have an adverse psychological affect on this young team. And it appeared that high ranking did in fact contribute to their upset loss to Ft. Wayne. Hopefully, this ranking and being underdogs will help them play better against North Carolina. This IU team has yet to develop the floor leadership and collective maturity necessary to be considered amongst the elite, but they have the talent to get there.

    Butler deserves to be ranked higher.

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