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Indiana moves into the top spot in both polls

Feb 4, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

Michigan Indiana Basketball

The new top 25 polls have been released, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that Indiana has moved back into the top spot.

The Hoosiers received 58 of the 65 first place votes in the AP Poll, while geting 25 of the 31 votes in the Coaches Poll.

Every other first place vote went to Florida, which, if you believe us, was the right decision. The Gators finished second in both polls. Michigan dropped to No. 3 in both polls after their loss to Indiana on Saturday night.

In fact, the top seven is identical in the two polls, with Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga and Arizona sliding in behind the Wolverines.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the latest top 25 is that Missouri is still ranked. They are 20th in the Coaches poll and 21st in the AP, despite looking nothing like a top 25 team since before Laurence Bowers injured his knee.

  1. ridingwithnohandlebars - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Not a bad weekend for the Harbaugh family.

  2. imwhitewolf - Feb 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Gonzaga 6th in both polls????? Now that’s funny. Remember the year where they were ranked 2d in the final poll and got a #5 seed. There is some talent there but each year we see the same thing out of the Zags…they continue winning games in a conference that is among the worst in the country, then chocking in the tourney. I live about 30 miles from Gonzaga and have seen them play several times this season. As usual, their guards will be their downfall. If the Zags were in a conference like the Big Ten, Big East, ACC, SEc, etc. we wouldn’t be having the same conversation each year. They’d be lucky to be a .500 team. Mark Few is a good coach and a really good man but the team is over rated year after year.

  3. creek0512 - Feb 4, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Gonzaga would easily be at least the second best team in the SEC, no question. That conference is so bad people are starting to think this UK team is actually good.

  4. creek0512 - Feb 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Chill out with the Florida talk, the Big Ten teams will beat each other up and Florida will end up number one becausr the rest of the SEC is atrocious and then you guys can go ahead and pat yourselves on the back and feel like you actually know more than the average Joe Schmoe.

  5. steelguy425 - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    The Indiana faithful went through a long emotional slide and rebuilding process due to some over zealous coaches making too many phone calls to potential recruits about six years ago. A couple of those seasons were horrendous. Even if these young men are only ranked number one for a week, it is an acknowledgement of their effort and the effort of the administration behind them. Being ranked number one in the country was not the objective at IU. Making the effort to return to prominance in an honest fashion was the objective. It’s a good storyline and watching it over the past several years has been enlightening.

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