Remember when Indiana nearly went winless in Big Ten play not that long ago?

Well, Hoosiers fans are being rewarded for their patience.

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Indiana is the pre-season #1 team in the land in the AP college basketball poll.

Two teams from the Bluegrass State, Louisville and defending champion Kentucky are #2 and #3, followed by two more Big Ten teams, Ohio State and Michigan.

To see the entire poll, click here.