Ohio State Men’s Basketball Climbs To No. 10 In AP Poll

By November 18, 2019 (12:40 pm)Basketball, Joe Dempsey
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After dominating former No. 10-seed Villanova, 76-51, at Value City Arena on Nov. 13, the Ohio State men’s basketball team took its spot at No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

The victory catapulted the 3-0 Buckeyes from No. 16 to No. 10 in this week’s AP poll, which was released Nov. 18 and will be posted below this story.

With the Buckeye football team ranking No. 2 in the AP poll, the jump into the top 10 for men’s hoops makes Ohio State the only school in the country with top-10 teams in both football and men’s basketball.

The Big Ten has two other ranked teams in No. 3 Michigan State and No. 6 Maryland. Purdue began the season ranked but dropped out after back-to-back losses to Texas and Marquette.

The Scarlet and Gray can improve to 4-0 with a win over Stetson on Nov. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at home. They will not face another ranked foe until the heavily anticipated matchup with No. 5 North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Dec. 4. Ohio State will also oppose No. 9 Kentucky in Las Vegas on Dec. 21.

Future opponents Michigan, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin also received votes but fell outside the top 25.

With its No. 10 rankings, Ohio State has already surpassed its highest ranking from last season when it progressed as high as No. 13 following a 12-1 start.

Below is the AP Top 25 Poll, released Nov. 18:

AP Top 25 Poll

WEEK 3
Rank Team PV Rank Conference Points
1
Duke
(4-0)
2 Atlantic Coast 1,608
2
Louisville
(4-0)
4 Atlantic Coast 1,501
3
Michigan State
(2-1)
3 Big Ten 1,496
4
Kansas
(2-1)
5 Big 12 1,389
5
North Carolina
(3-0)
6 Atlantic Coast 1,262
6
Maryland
(3-0)
7 Big Ten 1,240
7
Virginia
(3-0)
9 Atlantic Coast 1,232
8
Gonzaga
(4-0)
8 West Coast 1,227
9
Kentucky
(2-1)
1 Southeastern 1,110
10
Ohio State
(3-0)
16 Big Ten 1,006
11
Oregon
(4-0)
14 Pacific 12 998
12
Texas Tech
(3-0)
11 Big 12 947
13
Seton Hall
(3-1)
12 Big East 837
14
Arizona
(4-0)
19 Pacific 12 644
15
Utah State
(4-0)
17 Mountain West 619
16
Memphis
(3-1)
13 American Athletic 574
17
Villanova
(2-1)
10 Big East 560
18
Xavier
(4-0)
21 Big East 463
19
Auburn
(4-0)
22 Southeastern 420
20
Tennessee
(3-0)
Southeastern 402
21
Virginia Commonwealth
(4-0)
Atlantic 10 365
22
Texas
(4-0)
Big 12 238
23
Colorado
(2-0)
25 Pacific 12 208
24
Baylor
(2-1)
24 Big 12 179
25
Washington
(2-1)
20 Pacific 12 150
Others receiving votes:

Florida State 91, Florida 67, LSU 61, Saint Mary’s 55, Evansville 43, Oklahoma 29, Vermont 11, Michigan 11, Marquette 11, Purdue 11, Butler 10, Mississippi State 9, Virginia Tech 7, West Virginia 6, Providence 5, Wisconsin 5, Liberty 4, Arkansas 3, Missouri 2, Connecticut 2, USC 2, New Mexico 2, San Diego State 2, Dayton 1

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