Ohio State's standing in the AP Top 25 did not change this week.
The Buckeyes will stay at No. 16 after splitting a pair of Big Ten road games this past week, first beating Minnesota at Williams Arena on Thursday, 75-64, before losing at Purdue in a contest that was decided on a last-second shot on Sunday. The Boilermakers defeated the Buckeyes, 81-78, despite a furious second half comeback by Ohio State.
Ohio State has now been ranked in the AP poll for the past eight weeks in a row, peaking at No. 13 for a two-week stretch from Dec. 27 to Jan. 10 and dropping no lower than No. 19 thereafter. The Buckeyes are now 13-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten, putting them in fifth place in the conference.
The Buckeyes have two home games on the docket this week, as Ohio State hosts Iowa at 8 p.m. Thursday before Maryland comes to town on Sunday for a 1 p.m. tip-off at the Schottenstein Center.
|2||GONZAGA||17–2||1,475 (12)||2||West Coast|
|13||MICHIGAN STATE||16–4||751||10||Big Ten|
|14||TEXAS TECH||16–5||741||13||Big 12|
|16||OHIO STATE||13–5||548||16||Big Ten|
|20||IOWA STATE||16–5||324||23||Big 12|