Ohio State Drops to 14th in AP Poll

By Jason Priestas on January 21, 2013 at 2:38p

Following a close loss to Michigan State in East Lansing, the Buckeyes fell three spots in the AP poll to 14th.

After Louisville's brief rise and tumble from the top spot, we're back to where we were two weeks ago with Duke and Michigan holding down the top two spots in the poll, followed by Kansas, Syracuse and the Cardinals to round out the top five.

Three other Big Ten teams make appearances in the poll's top 13 slots: #7 Indiana, #12 Minnesota, and #13 Michigan State.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

actually pleasantly surprised by this ranking. At this point, i truly believe we could have dropped closer to 20th. We have some glaring holes in our game and for some reason they all show their ugly heads all in one game. Here is to hoping our season comes together because I sincerely think this team is capable of a lot with all cylinders firing.

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Brutus's picture

Not saying the end result will be the same, but we are getting the kind of respect UConn got during the 2010-2011 season. They just kept piling up losses in a very deep Big East but always hung around in the rankings. For some reason, we're getting the benefit of the doubt from the voters.  I don't know if it's deserved, but I do think this team is pretty good and capable of great things. It all needs to come together soon though.  

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

For the offensive struggles this team has, they were in the game and had a chance to win 3 of the 4 games that they lost against 3 very good teams.

Class of 2010.

Killer nuts's picture

Nailed it. By the amount of negativity people post about the basketball team you'd think we've been getting blown out by mediocre teams. I don't doubt that we'll lose more games but we're showing that even on off nights we can be competitive. If you can keep it close you've got a chance, and that'll be important in the tournament

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Which brings me to my next question: Do the voters actually WATCH the Buckeyes play?

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