Indiana named preseason No. 1 in Associated Press poll

Indiana has now swept the preseason polls, earning the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll, which was released Friday. The Hoosiers were also No. 1 in the USA Today coaches’ poll, which was released last week.

This is the first time since 1979-80 that the Hoosiers are the Associated Press’s No. 1 team. This is the third Indiana team to earn the preseason No. 1 ranking, with the first being the 1975-76 squad, which would go on to finish the season undefeated.