Indiana ranked No. 15 in Associated Press preseason poll #iubb

Indiana is, indeed, a top 15 team to open the season.

The Associated Press released its preseason men’s basketball poll on Monday, ranking the Hoosiers at No. 15 in the nation. Indiana did not begin last season in the top 25, but was ranked as high as No. 22 in January.

The Hoosiers are one of six Big Ten teams to open the season in the AP Top 25, led by league favorite Maryland at No. 3. Michigan State is ranked No. 13, Wisconsin is No. 17, Purdue is No. 23 and Michigan is at No. 25.

Duke, IU’s opponent in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, is slotted at No. 2, and Notre Dame is ranked No. 19.

In the USA Today Coaches Poll released last month, Indiana is also ranked No. 15. You can view the full AP poll after the jump.

Associated Press Top 25
1. North Carolina (35)
2. Kentucky (10)
3. Maryland (14)
4. Kansas (5)
5. Duke 35-4
6. Virginia (1)
7. Iowa St.
8. Oklahoma
9. Gonzaga
10. Wichita St.
11. Villanova
12. Arizona
13. Michigan St.
14. California
15. Indiana
16. Utah
17. Wisconsin
18. Vanderbilt
19. Notre Dame
20. UConn
21. LSU
22. Baylor
23. Purdue
24. Butler
25. Michigan
Others receiving votes: Oregon 116, SMU 112, West Virginia 84, Texas A&M 72, Cincinnati 63, Miami 48, Louisville 46, Georgetown 23, NC State 19, Florida St. 18, Texas 18, Rhode Island 17, Dayton 12, Xavier 12, Providence 10, Iowa 6, BYU 5, Valparaiso 5, Boise St. 4, Old Dominion 3, Oklahoma St. 2, San Diego St. 2, UCLA 2, Cent. Michigan 1, Iona 1, UC Irvine 1, Yale 1.