Indiana basketball still unranked in Week 12 AP Top 25 after undefeated week

Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23). Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana basketball is still unranked in the Week 12 AP Top 25 rankings after an undefeated week against Illinois and Michigan State.

It’s almost shocking that the Hoosiers land in an unranked position yet again, despite going into Champaign and dominating Illinois and owning the Spartans in Assembly Hall. Going undefeated in Big Ten play during a week is a difficult feat, which Indiana was able to accomplish.

The Hoosiers are in the No. 27 spot in receiving votes, tallying up 61 votes to be in the Top 25 and only behind Duke (No. 26 – 102 votes) who would be next in line.

The only Big Ten team that has stayed consistent all year long since entering the polls in the AP Top 25 is unfortunately Purdue at No. 1. Rutgers falls out of the rankings after being ranked for the first time this season at No. 23 in Week 11 and no other Big Ten team appears in the Top 25.

As of this Week 12 poll, Indiana basketball holds a record of 1-2 (.333) overall against top 25 opponents, with their two losses coming to No. 9 Kansas on the road and No. 6 Arizona in Las Vegas, and their lone win coming at No. 13 Xavier back on November 18.

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The Hoosiers’ win over Xavier still looks great, even after they fell to DePaul this week. As long as the Musketeers keep winning and hopefully take firm control of the Big East, the Hoosiers’ win will look better and better as we approach March and Selection Sunday.

Improving at a rapid rate, the Hoosiers are 13-6 overall and back to .500 in the Big Ten at 4-4. Despite the unranking this week, Indiana basketball has a huge chance to earn themselves a spot in the Week 13 AP Top 25 with another undefeated week.

The Hoosiers travel to Minnesota on Wednesday, a team that took Michigan down to the wire in Ann Arbor on Sunday, and Ohio State, who finally found their groove and pounded Iowa on Sunday. Could Indiana basketball get to 15-6 overall and 6-4 in the Big Ten by the end of this week? We shall see!

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