Andy Katz explains why 10 B1G hoops teams could crack AP Top 25 poll this season
Andy Katz of the Big Ten Network recently reacted to the first AP Top 25 poll being released.
Indiana, Illinois and Michigan are the 3 B1G teams showing up in the initial rankings. However, Katz believes that up to 10 teams from the B1G could crack the rankings at some point this season.
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“I would have had Indiana in the top 10, I would have had Illinois in the teens and I would have actually had Michigan State in the top 25 ahead of Michigan,” Katz said. “At the very least 3 B1G teams in, with Michigan State being the third. If you are to have a fourth, that’s where potentially Michigan would come into play with the return of Hunter Dickinson… After that, you could make a strong argument to put Rutgers on the cusp.”
The first AP Top 25 has Indiana at 13, Michigan at 22, and Illinois at 23. In addition to the 5 listed above, Katz said Purdue, Iowa, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State could be ranked at some point during the season.