Hoosiers open week in 3-way tie at No. 25

For the first time under coach Archie Miller, Indiana has landed inside the top 25.

Just barely.

IU opened the week in a three-way tie for No. 25 in the latest Associated Press poll released on Monday afternoon. For the Hoosiers, not only is it their first time in the poll under their second-year coach, it’s their first appearance as a program since Jan. 2, 2017. Meanwhile, this is Miller’s first appearance in the AP poll since his Dayton program was ranked No. 15 on Feb. 15, 2016.

Indiana (8-2) is tied with Syracuse (7-2) and Kansas State (6-2) for the last spot inside the AP’s top 25.

Ten games into the season, Indiana has four wins over opponents rated inside the top 50 at KenPom.com — Marquette (35), Northwestern (47), Penn State (42) and Louisville (40) — including three in a row. IU won both of its games last week by a single possession, edging Penn State, 64-62, on the road Tuesday night before earning a 68-67 win over Louisville at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday afternoon.

The Hoosiers are one of six Big Ten teams ranked this week, including No. 5 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 22 Iowa. Nebraska and Maryland, meanwhile, are the next two teams listed among the other programs that also received votes.

Elsewhere, IU is rated at No. 25 at KenPom.com and at No. 21 in the NCAA’s NET rating system.

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