For the first time this season, Ohio State is holding steady.
Two other Big Ten teams – No. 3 Michigan State and No. 5 Maryland – are in the top 25. Ohio State will face the Spartans on the road in the regular season finale, and they'll clash with the Terrapins on the road on Jan. 7 and at home on Feb. 23.
Villanova, which lost to the Buckeyes, has two losses and is ranked No. 22. Cincinnati picked up three votes from AP voters. Ohio State will face No. 6 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Dec. 4 and No. 9 Kentucky in Las Vegas on Dec. 21.
The Buckeyes have opened the season with a 5-0 record and will try to remain undefeated when they match up with Kent State at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
|1||Duke (6-0)||ACC||1,610 (53)|
|2||Louisville (6-0)||ACC||1,512 (7)|
|3||Michigan State (3-1)||Big Ten||1,500 (4)|
|4||Kansas (3-1)||Big 12||1,383|
|5||Maryland (5-0)||Big Ten||1,262|
|6||North Carolina (4-0)||ACC||1,260|
|7||Virginia (6-0)||ACC||1,232 (1)|
|8||Gonzaga (6-0)||West Coast||1,222|
|10||Ohio State (5-0)||Big Ten||1,033|
|12||Texas Tech (5-0)||Big 12||933|
|13||Seton Hall (4-1)||Big East||866|
|15||Utah State (7-0)||Mountain West||702|
|19||Baylor (5-1)||Big 12||450|
|22||Villanova (4-2)||Big East||247|
|25||Xavier (6-1)||Big East||139|