Ohio State Falls To No. 21 In AP Poll Following Four Straight Losses

By January 13, 2020 (1:03 pm)Basketball, Joe Dempsey
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Following four straight losses to West Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland and Indiana, the Ohio State men’s basketball team fell ten spots to No. 21 in the latest AP poll.

The past week in Buckeye hoops included a 67-55 loss at Maryland and a 66-54 loss at Indiana. Head coach Chris Holtmann’s team looks to get back on track on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at home against Nebraska.

Upcoming games against ranked teams for Ohio State include matchups with No. 15 Michigan State (March 8), No. 17 Maryland (Feb. 23), No. 19 Michigan (Feb. 4, March 1), and No. 24 Illinois (March 5).

The Buckeyes will also face other teams receiving votes, including No. 26 Iowa (Feb. 20), No. 29 Indiana (Feb. 1), No. 31 Penn State (Jan. 18), No. 34 Wisconsin (Feb. 9), No. 37 (Feb. 15), and No. 41 Rutgers (Feb. 12).

Ohio State already defeated two ranked opponents in No. 10 Kentucky and No. 14 Villanova, while dropping one game to ranked foes in No. 12 West Virginia and No. 17 Maryland.

AP TOP 25 POLL
WEEK 11
Released January 13
RANK TEAM PV RANK POINTS
1
Gonzaga (18-1) 1 1,574
2
Baylor (13-1) 4 1,567
3
Duke (15-1) 2 1,529
4
Auburn (15-0) 5 1,359
5
Butler (15-1) 6 1,299
6
Kansas (12-3) 3 1,286
7
San Diego State (17-0) 7 1,266
8
Oregon (14-3) 9 1,163
9
Florida State (14-2) 10 1,093
10
Kentucky (12-3) 14 960
11
Louisville (13-3) 13 943
12
West Virginia (13-2) 17 911
13
Dayton (14-2) 15 842
14
Villanova (12-3) 16 822
15
Michigan State (13-4) 8 735
16
Wichita State (15-1) 23 629
17
Maryland (13-3) 12 616
18
Seton Hall (12-4) 496
19
Michigan (11-5) 19 358
20
Colorado (13-3) 25 345
21
Ohio State (11-5) 11 270
22
Memphis (13-3) 21 232
23
Texas Tech (10-5) 22 111
24
Illinois (12-5) 109
25
Creighton (13-4) 97
Others receiving votes:
Iowa 88, Stanford 77, Arkansas 65, Indiana 50, Virginia 41, Penn State 36, LSU 30, Arizona 20, Wisconsin 19, Liberty 11, Northern Iowa 10, Purdue 10, Duquesne 9, Washington 9, TCU 8, Rutgers 8, Virginia Tech 5, Oregon State 4, Houston 4, BYU 3, East Tennessee State 2, Saint Mary’s 1, Harvard 1, Akron 1, USC 1
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