Last night, Tom Crean's Indiana Hoosiers won a share of the school's 22nd Big Ten title. And national pollsters are taking notice.
Indiana's up to 11th in the new coaches poll and 12th in the AP poll -- second among Big Ten teams. That's a season-high for an Indiana team that peaked at 14th in the polls before heading to the Maui Invitational in November. It's also second among Big Ten teams -- behind only Michigan State. The Spartans received 3 first place votes between the two polls, and are up to 2nd and 3rd overall respectively.
Maryland and Purdue are just behind the Hoosiers are 12th and 13rd respectively in the coaches poll, while Iowa plummeted seven spots to 15th overall. In the AP poll, the Terrapins, Boilers, and Hawkeyes are all back to back to back, sitting in 14th through 16th. Greg Gard's Wisconsin Badgers are the first team left out of the new coaches poll -- just six points behind California in 26th.