Unranked Hoosiers creep up AP, coaches polls

No, the Hoosiers aren’t ranked.

But they are getting close.

Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) logged the second-most votes of unranked teams in this week’s coaches poll with 44. In the Associated Press rankings, the Hoosiers earned 27 votes, which placed third among unranked teams.

There have been significant increases during this four-game Big Ten winning streak, from one coaches vote two weeks ago to 18 after a win at Nebraska. Four members of the media voted to rank the Hoosiers last week.

IU trails just Texas (79 votes) in the coaches poll. In the AP poll, the Hoosiers are behind UCF (52) and Texas (37).

IU has not been ranked since 1994, when the Hoosiers started 3-0 and were voted into the No. 25 slot. It’s the longest streak of being unranked among Power 5 schools.