It was the Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) second win in six games.
The conference tournament in Indianapolis could produce an in-state showdown between old men's basketball rivals Indiana and Purdue.
This is Indiana's second Big 10 Title win in four years.
The Indiana University Field Hockey Complex is hosting the Big Ten Tournament this weekend.
Because Ohio State made the playoffs, Big Ten teams share a $6 million bonus – about $430,000 per university.
After a rejected, Super Bowl bid, The Big Ten is tapping Indianapolis to host 14 championship events over the next eight years.
The IU Hoosiers' ranking jumped after defeating Nebraska for the Big Ten Championship.
The IU athletic director says he hopes the new arena will help the teams be more competitive in the Big Ten.
Wednesday night's loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers reduces what little chance the Hoosiers had before the game to get into the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoosiers play Illinois Friday at Noon at the United Center in Chicago.