Ohio State keeps rising.
Two weeks ago, it reentered the Associated Press top-25 poll at No. 21, a week later it jumped to No. 15, and on Monday it appeared at No. 13.
The Buckeyes have impressed analysts over the past few weeks, winning four of their past five games while beating Wisconsin, Illinois and Rutgers on the road and topping Northwestern at home. A rise in the polls has followed their victories.
They're now the third-highest ranked Big Ten team, following No. 4 Michigan and No. 7 Iowa. No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 19 Illinois and No. 21 Minnesota also appear in the top-25.
Ohio State returns to action with a pair of home games this week against Penn State on Wednesday and Michigan State on Sunday before jousting with the Hawkeyes on Feb. 4.
|1||GONZAGA||15–0||1,597 (61)||1||West Coast|
|2||BAYLOR||14–0||1,539 (3)||2||Big 12|
|10||TEXAS TECH||11–4||954||12||Big 12|
|11||WEST VIRGINIA||10–4||869||14||Big 12|
|13||OHIO STATE||12–4||810||15||Big Ten|
|16||FLORIDA STATE||9–2||656||–||Atlantic Coast|
|20||VIRGINIA TECH||11–3||242||16||Atlantic Coast|
|22||SAINT LOUIS||7–1||218||25||Atlantic 10|