After opening the season at No. 17, Ohio State fell to No. 19 in the AP poll on Monday.
The Buckeyes started the new season off with back-to-back wins last week, surviving a scare from Akron 67-66 this past Tuesday, and fending off Niagara to win an 84-74 matchup against former Buckeye assistant coach Greg Paulus and the Purple Eagles on Friday. Ohio State was favored to defeat both teams by wider margins, which likely contributed to its decreased standing in the AP Top 25.
Big Ten foes Michigan, Purdue and Illinois all remain ranked ahead of Ohio State in the AP poll, with the Wolverines improving to No. 4, the Boilermakers moving to No. 6 and Illinois improving to No. 10 this week.
Ohio State resumes action at the Schottenstein Center on Monday night, when the Buckeyes host Bowling Green for the first meeting between the two programs since 2008. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Columbus for the intrastate matchup.
The Buckeyes will hit the road for their first away game of the season on Thursday, when Ohio State takes on another in-state opponent in Xavier. Tip-off between Ohio State and the Musketeers is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
|1||GONZAGA||2–0||1,517 (55)||1||West Coast|
|2||UCLA||2–0||1,450 (6)||2||Pacific 12|
|18||NORTH CAROLINA||2–0||506||19||Atlantic Coast|
|19||OHIO STATE||2–0||438||17||Big Ten|
|22||ST. BONAVENTURE||2–0||280||23||Atlantic 10|