Chris Holtmann, Ohio State Not Putting Much Stock Into New Ranking in AP Poll

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buckeyeboy68's picture

I think this team has what it takes to stay up there.  KBD has been so huge for us, I saw he's projected as a lottery pick in the draft next year.  

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brutus360's picture

Get this next win against Northwestern.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Beat Northwestern.  Their style has often given Ohio State fits.  That said, the nice thing about rankings is that it give somewhat of an indicator that Ohio State could be working themselves into a good seed in the NCAA Tournament.  That is what matters.

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BrutusB's picture

No the best part of their ranking is that now their score/schedule shows up on my app by default without having to go hunting through to find a Big Ten page.

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TBDBITL_J3's picture

I was thinking the same thing! I'm so used to just looking at the Top 25 page for football but when basketball season comes around I gotta flip to BigTen...not anymore!!

"the best damn band in the land!" - Woody Hayes

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bucksfan92's picture

Why don't you have OSU as a favorite on your app?  The app I use for scores lets me pick favorite sports and favorite teams and they always appear at the top - ranked or not. 

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BrutusB's picture

I used to do that but then I didn't like how it pinned their next game to the very top no matter what.  I like when they're sorted chronologically better, so you can see if something good is on at any given time. 

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bucksfan92's picture

It sure does seem like we've had an inordinate number of close games on the road with NW.  After seeing how the team responded to a slow start @Rtugers I am confident they won't have a let down or get discouraged in a tight road game.  Plus I bet there's a good chance we see a lot of OSU fans in attendance which will help.  Go Bucks, let's keep this rolling!

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NextGenBuckeye's picture

I sure as hell will be there ! Rarely do I get to see my Buckeyes play locally :) 

"Dad, what's it like to win the natty? ... I don't know son, we're *ichigan fans"

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UrbanCulture's picture

Guess who else is in our projected bracket? Xavier as a 3 seed and Cinci as a 5 seed! Shocker

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Shawnbuck927's picture

Just a “Coincidence “ I’m sure , lol  

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RC's picture

I expect to see Butler "coincidentally" in our bracket when it comes out.

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Ole Buckeye's picture

NCAA tourneys are funny things. I hope OSU makes it to the tourney, but I won't expect much other than making it there.

Now the B1G tourney?  I'd love to win that, and regardless of anything else, finish in the top 20 when it's all said and done. Great for recruiting!

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

We have been blessed as buckeye fans to have back to back hires of stellar basketball coaches. 

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

I hope Buckeye Nation turns out for these next two games, it could really help the effort.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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buckzilla1's picture

Northwestern is the biggest game of the year until the one after it. This addition of BasketBucks is going to be really good by the time the end of the year provided they all stay healthy. Depth is the problem here, not lack of want too and surely not coaching. This build is ongoing for this team. We have lost to some traditional powers for sure. Experience is the best teacher and motivator. That all being said, by the end of this season, the BasketBucks are going to have surprised a lot of folks. Maybe even themselves. Buy in baby, it is everything to this team. Now on to this years next biggest game. Go Bucks.

It's the Off season, much like an NFL ref I will ignor it.

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Keze's picture

Maybe he isn't putting much stock in it but it has to make him feel goooooood. It has to help recruit also so he has to be happy with the ranking.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Gotta keep limiting the 3 point shooting. That has been big in this stretch 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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bwherbert's picture

This team is overachieving and has been awesome to watch. It's clear that depth is an issue and when our starting players rotate out there is a drop-off in performance. However......the OSU defense is good enough to give them a chance in any game, and I like that we're scoring lots points in the paint. Tate and Bates-Diop are playing out their minds this year and it's just fun to watch.

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LPCBuckeye's picture

Such a change from the last few seasons.  Its fun to watch and must be so gratifying to the upper classmen.  Excited to watch the team keep growing.     

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okiebuck's picture

I must have something; why are we playing the Gooophers in the Garden in NYC??

The only hard day was yesterday

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WestSideTower'79's picture

Like the good Matta teams, the defense facilitates the offense. Winning the turnover war will usually win the game.

North until you smell it, west until you step in it

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buckeyestu's picture

One click on my phone and i have the buckeyes score/results. I dont have to hunt no matter if they are ranked or not.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

That second unit can be solid as well. I still think their issue is attitude. They seem to play tentative when out there. They need to play with aggression and understand that they CAN get the job done. 

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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