Hoosiers remain at No. 1Indiana coach Tom Crean used an analogy to the state’s second favorite sport after the Hoosiers remained No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for a second straight week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean used an analogy to the state’s second favorite sport after the Hoosiers remained No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for a second straight week.
It had been over a month since a team managed to stay on top, and Indiana (21-3) broke that trend despite losing a game last week at Illinois, leading Crean to bring up auto racing. Duke is ranked second.
“I had a good friend tell me that in-season rankings are the barometer of representing what lane you’re in and the direction and how far you are moving towards your goals,” Crean said Monday. “We want to stay in the left lane and keep working on our team and pace because we know there are quite a few others in the left lane as well.”
The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at then-No.10 Ohio State on Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking.