An early exit in the Big Ten Tournament meant Ohio State dropped four spots in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, falling from No. 13 to No. 17.
The Buckeyes dropped a 69-68 contest in the conference tournament quarterfinals Friday, their third loss in as many games to Penn State this season. The loss was Ohio State's third in five game after soaring to No. 8 in the AP poll Feb. 12 after wins over Purdue and Iowa.
After winning the Big Ten Tournament for the second straight season, Michigan jumped Ohio State in the polls, rising to No. 7 in the country. After losing to the Wolverines in the semifinals and finals respectively, Michigan State fell to No. 4 in the rankings, while Purdue checked in at No. 10.
The Big Ten is set for a week off ahead of Selection Sunday, as the majority of conference tournaments are held throughout the coming week. The full AP poll can be found below.
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