Hoosiers slip to No. 14 in final AP poll #iubb

Indiana felt the weight of Friday’s Big Ten Tournament loss when the final Associated Press poll was released Monday afternoon.

The Hoosiers dropped four spots to No. 14 in the AP Top 25 — a fall that was twice as large as the one IU saw in the coaches poll, where it slipped two spots to No. 12. Indiana played only one game last week, falling to Michigan in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Both polls are an afterthought at this point now that the Hoosiers have their NCAA Tournament plans in place. Indiana, despite winning the Big Ten regular season championship, is a No. 5 seed entering Thursday’s 7:10 p.m. tip-off against No. 12 Chattanooga in Des Moines, Iowa.

It will be the 39th NCAA Tournament appearance for the Hoosiers, which ranks seventh all-time. The Mocs are making their first tournament appearance since 2009. It’s their 11th bid in 39 years as a Division I program and 16th overall, including five Division II bids.

For the full AP poll, follow along after the jump.

Associate Press Top 25
1. Kansas (63)
2. Michigan St. (2)
3. North Carolina
4. Virginia
5. Oregon
6. Villanova
7. Oklahoma
8. West Virginia
9. Xavier
10. Kentucky
10. Miami
12. Purdue
13. Utah
14. Indiana
15. Texas A&M
16. Louisville
17. Arizona
18. Maryland
19. Duke
20. Seton Hall
21. Baylor
22. Iowa St.
23. California
24. SMU
25. Iowa
Others receiving votes: Texas 69, Notre Dame 61, Saint Joseph’s 60, UConn 34, Stephen F. Austin 12, Dayton 11, Wichita St. 9, Wisconsin 9, Gonzaga 8, UALR 5, Providence 4, Butler 3, Cincinnati 3, Monmouth (NJ) 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Valparaiso 3, Yale 3, Michigan 2, Stony Brook 2, Akron 1, N. Iowa 1.