Despite a 92-87 loss to No. 3 Michigan on Feb. 21, Ohio State did not see its stock fall in the latest AP Poll released on Monday afternoon. The Buckeyes remained in fourth place for yet another week, behind unbeaten Gonzaga and Baylor along with the one-loss Wolverines.
Illinois, Alabama, Oklahoma, Villanova, Iowa and West Virginia round out the top 10. Along with Michigan, OSU, Illinois and Iowa, No. 23 Wisconsin represents the Big Ten. Purdue is on the outside looking in, receiving 53 votes.
Ohio State still has unranked Michigan State on the schedule, along with the Hawkeyes and Fighting Illini, with the former set to head to Columbus on Sunday for yet another top 10 bout.