Ohio State remained unranked in the AP poll on Monday, but its upcoming opponent jumped to No. 1 in the rankings.
The Buckeyes, who started at No. 17 in the preseason before falling to 19th and then unranked in the past few weeks, will take on the nation's top-ranked team Tuesday when they host Duke at the Schottenstein Center.
Ohio State split a pair of games against ranked opponents in the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Florida last week, beating then-No. 21 Seton Hall on a game-winning 3-pointer from Meechie Johnson Jr. in the final moments last Monday before losing to then-No. 23 Florida on a deep buzzer-beater three on Wednesday.
The Buckeyes are now 4-2 through the first six games of the season, and return home for a matchup with Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. After a win over then-No. 1 Gonzaga on Friday, Duke improved from No. 5 to No. 1 in the AP rankings on Monday.
|1||DUKE||7–0||1,513 (51)||5||Atlantic Coast|
|2||PURDUE||6–0||1,442 (9)||3||Big Ten|
|3||GONZAGA||6–1||1,428 (1)||1||West Coast|
|19||IOWA STATE||6–0||403||–||Big 12|
|22||MICHIGAN STATE||5–2||295||–||Big Ten|
|25||SETON HALL||5–1||151||21||Big East|