Butler's difficult non-conference schedule is paying big dividends already. Coming into Saturday, the Bulldogs had already notched wins over No. 8 Arizona and No. 22 Cincinnati.

None of those wins can hold a candle to what they did to No. 9 Indiana on Saturday.

Butler's defense, which ranks 30th in adjusted efficiency according to KenPom, dismantled the Hoosiers in the first half. Not only did they disrupt the rhythm and vibe that forced them into 13 turnovers, the Hoosiers missed all eight of their first-half 3-point attempts. It was the constant pressure and active hands that kept them at bay.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

1. Butler may be a top-10 team

The top-25 rankings will get a pretty big shakeup after this weekend. No. 16 Butler has the resume of a top-10 team with their its toppling of Indiana. But will they move that high? I'd say it's doubtful, but plausible.

As for Indiana, I'm just not sold on them being a reliable top-10 team. Even at full strength with their star defensive player OG Anunoby back, they weren't able to keep Butler's Kelan Martin at bay. He had 28 points and got whatever he wanted -- whenever he wanted it. The Hoosiers, who are supposedly known for their high-powered offense, scored just 28 points in the first half and took a 14-point deficit into halftime. Those offensive struggles have been key sticking points in their losses this season.

2. Underdog no longer

Butler was a Cinderella darling under Brad Stevens, and the consistency of the program has continued under Chris Holtmann's leadership. There are no teams Butler can't give a serious test against -- they've proved it over and over again. When will we learn?

Now, we aren't talking about Butler as a No. 1 seed. Not even close. But every time they're counted out, they prove people wrong. But for a team with the weapons that Butler has, they are undoubtedly in the top tier of the Big East along with Villanova and Creighton. Conference play will be a ton of fun.

3. Butler's tournament resume is more impressive than Indiana's by a large margin

And that's counting the Hoosiers wins over North Carolina and Kansas. Body of work, I believe the college football playoff committee would call it.

Indiana appeared to be in the driver's seat for a potential top seed after a shellacking of North Carolina several weeks ago. After the loss to Fort Wayne, the Hoosiers played motivated, reeling off five consecutive wins before falling to in-state rival Butler Saturday.

It's not a terrible loss by any means, but this inconsistent play from Indiana is concerning. Who knows which team will show up?