After splitting two games this week, the Ohio State men’s basketball team held firm at No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, which was released on Monday afternoon.
POLL ALERT: Kansas remains unanimous No. 1 in men's AP Top 25 ahead of Gonzaga; Florida State up to No. 4, Creighton to No. 7.
Full poll: https://t.co/xXlGQKLkGZ
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The Buckeyes beat Illinois, 71-63, on Thursday night but dropped the regular-season finale at Michigan State, 80-69, on Sunday afternoon to finish the year at 21-10 overall (11-9 in the Big Ten).
Kansas, meanwhile, maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot for the third straight week, followed by Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor. Five other Big Ten teams are in the top 25, including conference co-champion Michigan State (No. 9), Maryland (12) and Wisconsin (18), as well as Illinois (21) and Iowa (25).
Ohio State is set to begin postseason play against Purdue on Thursday as the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Check out the full AP Top 25 poll below:
|4||FLORIDA STATE||26–5||1,384||7||Atlantic Coast|
|6||SAN DIEGO STATE||30–2||1,261||5||Mountain West|
|9||MICHIGAN STATE||22–9||995||16||Big Ten|
|16||SETON HALL||21–9||722||8||Big East|
|19||OHIO STATE||21–10||443||19||Big Ten|
|22||WEST VIRGINIA||21–10||167||–||Big 12|