Ohio State is a top-15 basketball team.
Following wins over Northwestern and Minnesota away from the friendly confines of Value City Arena, the Buckeyes jumped nine spots to No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, ahead of its home game against Nebraska.
Chris Holtmann's squad is off to an 8-0 start in conference play, and is defeating Big Ten teams by an average of 16.1 points per game, with the lone single-digit wins coming against Michigan (won by nine) and Northwestern on the road (won by six).
Tied atop the Big Ten standings with Ohio State, Purdue checked into the AP Poll at No. 3 with a 19-2 overall record. Both Michigan State and Michigan round out the Big Ten teams in the rankings as the Spartans sit at No. 6 while the Wolverines dropped from No. 23 to No. 25 following a 20-point loss to Nebraska on Jan. 18.
The Buckeyes are set to begin a four-game home stand Monday against the Cornhuskers before welcoming Penn State to town on Thursday.
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