The Indiana Hoosiers won their first outright Big Ten title in two decades after an unlikely comeback against Michigan—but they still slipped in the latest AP men’s college basketball poll thanks to an earlier stumble against Ohio State.
The Hoosiers (26-5, 14-4 Big Ten) dropped to No. 3 in the poll behind Duke (No. 2) and Gonzaga (No. 1). IU didn’t receive any first-place votes as they try to earn the top seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga received 54 first-place votes; Duke earned 11. The Blue Devils inched up to No. 2 on the strength of wins against Virginia Tech and North Carolina
In the Big Ten, Michigan rose a spot to No. 6 following a win against Purdue and Sunday’s loss to IU. Michigan State beat Wisconsin and Northwestern, moving up two spots to No. 8. Ohio State shot up four spots from No. 14 to No. 10 after beating Indiana at Assembly Hall and handling Illinois at home. Wisconsin remained at No. 22 after losing to Michigan State and beating Penn State.
Notre Dame stayed at No. 24 after beating St. John’s and losing to Louisville.
Butler, which dropped out of the top 25 last week, remained unranked.