Ohio State falls to 7th in AP Top 25, Coaches Polls

Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes fall to 7th in both major polls. - US PRESSWIRE

After losing last Wednesday to Duke, Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes stumble from 4th down to 7th.

While it's not entirely a shock (given their first loss of the season), Thad Matta and company will have some ground to regain after suffering their first loss of the season. Coming up short in the final five minutes of their biggest game of the year against the ACC's Duke Blue Devils, Ohio State as expected slipped in both of the sport's major rankings, falling from 4th to 7th.

With the likes of Long Beach State on the horizon for the Buckeyes, the Buckeyes will most likely have to wait for the prior to Christmas showdown with last season's FInal Four nemesis, Kansas, before they're able to potentially make the jump back up in to the top 5. And then of course there's the simple matter of the fact that it's resume, not arbitrary poll place that weights most heavily in determining a team's March (and if they're lucky enough, beyond) fate. Still, it certainly makes for good discussion fodder until then.

The AP and Coaches Poll Top 25s are listed below in their entirety:

AP Top 25
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Indiana (45) 8-0 1605 1
2 Duke (20) 8-0 1577 2
3 Michigan 7-0 1467 3
4 Syracuse 5-0 1384 6
5 Louisville 6-1 1332 5
6 Florida 6-0 1324 7
7 Ohio State 5-1 1254 4
8 Arizona 5-0 1190 9
9 Kansas 6-1 1079 10
10 Gonzaga 8-0 1054 12
11 Cincinnati 7-0 919 17
12 Missouri 6-1 866 16
13 Illinois 8-0 654 22
14 Minnesota 8-1 584 21
15 Georgetown 5-1 545 20
16 Creighton 7-1 469 11
17 San Diego State 5-1 410 23
18 New Mexico 8-0 402 25
19 Michigan State 6-2 347 13
20 North Carolina 6-2 321 14
21 UNLV 5-1 285 24
22 Notre Dame 7-1 278 32
23 Oklahoma State 5-1 263 15
24 Wichita State 8-0 245 27
25 North Carolina State 4-2 234 18
Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 186, Virginia Tech 170, Pittsburgh 164, Oregon 155, Alabama 96, Connecticut 92, Baylor 49, Colorado 44, Boise State 22, Butler 18, Maryland 9, Temple 9, Miami (FL) 7, Colorado State 5, Wyoming 5, Murray State 4, LSU 1, Marquette 1

USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Indiana (25) 8-0 768 1
2 Duke (6) 8-0 749 2
3 Michigan 7-0 701 3
4 Syracuse 5-0 660 5
5 Florida 6-0 629 7
6 Louisville 6-1 612 6
7 Ohio State 5-1 598 4
8 Arizona 5-0 564 9
9 Kansas 6-1 534 10
10 Gonzaga 8-0 522 12
11 Missouri 6-1 427 15
12 Cincinnati 7-0 415 16
13 Creighton 7-1 299 11
14 Illinois 8-0 283 22
15 San Diego State 5-1 270 21
16 North Carolina 6-2 248 13
17 Michigan State 6-2 222 14
18 UNLV 5-1 210 20
19 Kentucky 4-3 196 8
20 New Mexico 8-0 182 23
21 Minnesota 8-1 149 26
22 Oklahoma State 5-1 122 17
23 Georgetown 5-1 121 25
24 North Carolina State 4-2 115 18
25 Notre Dame 7-1 92 30
Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 89, Wichita State 47, Colorado 41, Oregon 40, Connecticut 38, Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 27, Baylor 18, Wyoming 9, Kansas State 8, Murray State 7, Butler 6, Miami (FL) 5, Mississippi 5, Colorado State 3, Memphis 3, Boise State 2, Virginia Commonwealth 1
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