Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22
I'm saying based on what THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE, they are easily a top 10 if not top 5 team in the nation. No one in the nation has a better resume at this point of the season. I agree that IU is just a really hot team right now and due for regression, but to discredit what has already been shown because they haven't reached a standard that no one in the nation has, is a bit much. IU has beaten #1, #2, #13 teams at home, decent wins on the road at NC State and Penn St, neutral court wins against ND and Butler, and held a lead late in what turned into a rout at Mich St. Who has done better at this point?
Really, whatever. I don't think you understand "trolling" to use that term to describe me. Apparently it means "someone who is not as impressed with IU as their fans and annoyed at the IU faithful's response to a step forward in the program."
Who cares about rankings in January? I am evaluating and really only care about what I think a team will look like come Big Dance time. If IU fans want to revel in beating a team that was ranked this at some point in time, so be it, but its really not much of an argument for the overall quality of their team. For example, I'm much less impressed with the Buckeyes win over Duke since it is apparent that they were ranked too high, but they were top 5 when the Bucks played them. So what? Right now, the Buckeyes would be lucky to make Sweet 16, but I certainly expect them to improve from this point. And that is what really matters, how you are playing at tournament time.