In the latest version of the RPI rankings, Indiana is 106th despite their tough schedule, which included two games against now 4th-ranked Oregon State. Ultimately, it’s IU’s 4-6-1 record that has let them down so far and is keeping them out of the top 100.
Indiana is ranked eleventh out of the thirteen Big Ten teams, with only Illinois and Northwestern behind them. Directly above the Hoosiers is Rutger (99) and Minnesota (91). The highest ranked Big Ten team is Michigan State, who is ranked second behind Arizona.
Of Indiana’s opponents so far this season, Oregon State is ranked highest, at 22. Samford, who took two of three from the Hoosiers in their trip to Birmingham this past weekend, comes in at 75th. Gonzaga and FAU are ranked well behind Indiana, falling to 195th and 232nd, respectively. Next on the slate for the Hoosiers is a home series with 175th ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, followed by a trip to Honolulu to take on Hawai’i (58).
In these first few games, Indiana has played well, but hasn’t gotten the results needed to begin developing a good NCAA Tournament resumé. Their 4-game series with Hawai’i will be important, since it’s a good opportunity to pick up a few good wins before conference play begins.
You can view the full official rankings right here.