Following a shocking 80-64 upset win over No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday, many believed Ohio State would crack the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2015.
When the poll was released at noon on Monday, however, the Buckeyes were nowhere to be found.
Ohio State sits at 13-4 overall on the year and a perfect 4-0 in conference play, tied with Purdue, who came checked in at No. 5 in the AP Poll. The Spartans fell from No. 1 to No. 4 following their loss to the Buckeyes. Michigan State and Purdue are the only Big Ten teams to appear in the AP poll. Ohio State received 29 votes, one day after defeating Tom Izzo's squad, after not receiving any votes at any point earlier in the season.
Three of Ohio State's four losses this season have come to teams currently ranked in the Top 25, with Butler the lone blemish on the Buckeyes' record coming against a currently unranked team.
Ohio State is set to return to action Thursday against Maryland, with tip set for 7 p.m. at Value City Arena.