By the numbers: IU football receives votes, TJD switches to No. 23

Indiana football received votes this week to be ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25.

Unfortunately, it will be the only votes the Hoosiers receive in 2020.

IU ranked 10th among teams outside of the AP’s top 25, collecting 19 voting points. Schools from conferences that shut down fall sports were allowed to be voted into the initial poll, but if football games are played this fall, only teams that compete will be ranked going forward.

Of the Power 5 conferences, the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 are currently planning to play this fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed fall sports.

Six Big Ten teams were ranked in the top 25, including No. 2 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 16 Michigan, No. 19 Minnesota, and No. 24 Iowa. Five out of those six, excluding Iowa, were scheduled to be on IU’s 2020 schedule. Of course, the Big Ten shelved fall sports six days after announcing said schedule.

Clemson earned the title of preseason No. 1. Alabama and Georgia followed OSU at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Oklahoma rounds out the top 5.

Of the Big Ten’s vote-getters, IU and Northwestern were the only schools in the “receiving votes” category. Northwestern received just one voting point.

Number changes

This coming season, a few IU men’s basketball players will be wearing their high school uniform numbers for the cream and crimson.

Trayce Jackson-Davis, who wore No. 4 as a freshman, will switch to No. 23 for his sophomore campaign, IU announced Monday. Jackson-Davis, the Center Grove alum, couldn’t have No. 23 last year because Damezi Anderson (now at Loyola) had it.

Freshman guard Khristian Lander, who wore No. 4 at Evansville Reitz, will get to keep that number with the Hoosiers. Also, Bloomington South alum Anthony Leal will wear No. 3, as he did for the Panthers. That number was vacated by Justin Smith, who transferred to Arkansas.

Trey Galloway, who wore No. 32 at Culver Academies, will wear the same at IU. Fellow freshman Jordan Geronimo will wear No. 22.

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