Ohio State basketball makes AP Top 10 for 1st time in 4 years

Ohio State basketball is No. 8 in the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings, released on Monday. It’s the first time since January 2014 that the Buckeyes have been ranked this high.

The Buckeyes were No. 14 last week.

Ohio State’s continued rise the polls comes after wins over Purdue and Iowa this week. The Buckeyes came back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Boilermakers, who dropped from No. 3 to No. 6in this week’s AP Poll.

The Buckeyes are on top of the Big Ten, and can capture the conference regular season title as long as they go 3-1 in their final four games (head-to-head wins give them tiebreakers over Purdue and Michigan State).

College basketball rankings: AP poll Top 25 for Week 15

  1. Virginia
  2. Michigan State
  3. Villanova
  4. Xavier
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Purdue
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Ohio State
  9. Gonzaga
  10. Auburn
  11. Clemson
  12. Duke
  13. Kansas
  14. North Carolina
  15. St. Mary’s
  16. Rhode Island
  17. Arizona
  18. Tennessee
  19. Wichita State
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Michigan
  23. Oklahoma
  24. Nevada
  25. Arizona State

For reference, here is last week’s AP poll:

College basketball rankings: AP poll Top 25 for Week 14

  1. Villanova
  2. Virginia
  3. Purdue
  4. Michigan State
  5. Xavier
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Auburn
  9. Duke
  10. Kansas
  11. St. Mary’s
  12. Gonzaga
  13. Arizona
  14. Ohio State
  15. Tennessee
  16. Clemson
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Rhode Island
  19. West Virginia
  20. Michigan
  21. North Carolina
  22. Wichita State
  23. Nevada
  24. Kentucky
  25. Miami

Others receiving votes: Butler 65, Washington 54, Florida State 27, New Mexico State 23, Seton Hall 20, Creighton 18, Arizona State 17, Texas 15, NC State 12, Alabama 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Nebraska 4, Florida 3, Houston 3, TCU 3, Oklahoma State 2, East Tennessee State 1, Vermont 1

And here is the current top 25 from college basketball guru Ken Pomeroy.

College basketball rankings: KemPom Top 25 (2/12/2018)

  1. Virginia
  2. Villanova
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Purdue
  5. Duke
  6. Michigan State
  7. Gonzaga
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Auburn
  10. North Carolina
  11. Ohio State
  12. Tennessee
  13. Xavier
  14. Kansas
  15. Clemson
  16. West Virginia
  17. St. Mary’s
  18. Wichita State
  19. Nevada
  20. Butler
  21. Texas A&M
  22. TCU
  23. Creighton
  24. Arizona
  25. Florida State

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