Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Hoosiers return to top spot

Tom Crean's whirlwind week got even crazier Monday. Upon returning home from the Super Bowl, the Indiana coach found out he's leading America's No. 1 team. Again.

It was a week full of big wins for the Crean clan. Indiana won three games in seven days, then Crean watched one brother-in-law beat his other brother-in-law at the Super Bowl.

"Our guys appreciate winning. They appreciate the task that it is and I think because our older guys have been through so many hard times, they appreciate it that much more," Crean said. "And I think our younger guys were raised on winning."

Miami moved up to No. 8, its first time in the top 10 since 1999 and tied for its highest ranking ever. With Florida at No. 2, it is believed to be the first time since the poll of Feb. 24, 1970, that the state of Florida had two top 10 teams. That week, Jacksonville was sixth and Florida State 10th, the third straight poll both were in the top 10.

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