After four wins in a row to open the 2018-19 season, including road victories against Cincinnati and Creighton, Ohio State earned a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time.
The Buckeyes made their season debut at No. 23 in Monday's poll after being unranked last week. They earned 222 votes this week and were the fourth-highest ranked team in the Big Ten.
No. 9 Michigan, No. 11 Michigan State and No. 20 Iowa were ranked above the Buckeyes. No. 24 Purdue and No. 25 Wisconsin also made appearances in the poll. Nebraska, Indiana and Maryland also earned votes.
Last week, Ohio State got 14 votes, the 34th-most in the country.
Ohio State will have a chance to move to 5-0 to open the season on Tuesday when it takes on Samford at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.
|2||Kansas (7)||Big 12||3-0||1,510|
|11||Michigan State||Big Ten||3-1||937|
|12||Kansas State||Big XII||4-0||889|
|23||Ohio State||Big Ten||4-0||222|