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Gonzaga is ranked #1 for the first time.
After a tough road loss to Minnesota, the Hoosiers didn't fall very far. Gonzaga moved to number one in both the media and coaches' polls, but the Hoosiers remained #2. In the media poll, IU received 7 first place voted to Gonzaga's 51, while Duke (5) and Georgetown (2) also received votes. In the coaches' poll, IU did not receive a first place vote, Kansas and Louisville each received one.
In the computer rankings, IU remains #2 in Pomeroy, behind Florida. IU is #1 in the Sagarin ratings and #7 in the RPI. Absent a collapse, IU appears to be in strong shape for a #1 seed in the NCAA, but Louisville and Michigan remain the primary competition for the #1 seed in the Midwest. For those who haven't been following along, being #1 in the Midwest would give IU the opportunity (assuming they get that far) to play the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds in front of a pro-IU crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. If IU wins the next two, then I doubt anything can stop the Hoosiers from getting that spot. Nevertheless, with the conference tournaments upcoming, Michigan and Louisville have ample time to add to their resumes.