Hoosiers atop latest college basketball polls

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No surprise this week—the Indiana Hoosiers are still No. 1.

The latest AP men’s college basketball poll pegged IU as the nation’s top team. Indiana collected 43 first-place votes. Miami (20 votes) and Gonzaga (2 votes) also garnered first-place votes.

The USA Today Coaches Poll also placed the Hoosiers No. 1. IU had 19 first-place votes in that poll, with Miami (7 votes), Gonzaga (3 votes) and Florida (2 votes) also receiving votes. In last week’s poll, IU was No. 1 in the AP poll but No. 2 in the coaches poll.

The Hoosiers (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) remained the top team in the nation on the strength of two home blowout wins in conference play this week. They defeated Nebraska 76-47 on Wednesday and beat Purdue 83-55 on Saturday.

Indiana faces a tough test Tuesday on the road at Michigan State, where the fourth-ranked Spartans will look to break a tie atop the Big Ten standings. IU guard Victor Oladipo is expected to play despite injuring his ankle against Purdue on Saturday.

The Butler Bulldogs fell from No. 11 to No. 15 after a tough 71-67 home loss against Charlotte. Butler rebounded with a hard-earned road win against Fordham. Butler was No. 15 in the coaches poll, dropping five spots from No. 10 last week.

Butler (21-5, 8-3 A-10) hosts Duquesne on Tuesday and St. Louis on Friday.