Ohio State 14th in AP Top 25, 15th in USA Today Coaches Polls

Ohio State falls to 14th and 15th in the two major polls this week. - Gregory Shamus

After a tough loss on the road to Michigan State, Thad Matta's basketball Buckeyes take a plunge in the two major polls.

Though it's just January and even were they higher ranked it's unlikely Thad Matta and his team would be patting themselves on the backs just quite yet, the basketball Buckeyes took a step back in the wake of their frustrating 59-56 loss to Michigan State Saturday in East Lansing. A week after being 11th in both major polls, Ohio State now find themselves 14th in the AP Top 25 Poll and 15th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

After the weekend loss by former #1 Louisville to Syracuse, former Ohio State opponent Duke is now #1 in each of the polls. Ohio State's biggest high profile victory of the season got a bit of a bump with Michigan moving up to second in the AP Top 25 and 3rd in the USA Today Coaches Poll as well. Kansas is now 3rd in the AP Top 25 and 2nd in the Coaches Poll while Michigan State is up to 13th and 11th respectively.

Also representing the Big Ten are #7/#8 Indiana and #12/#14 Minnesota. Wisconsin was the de facto "27th" place team in terms of votes received.

AP Top 25 Poll
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Duke (39) 16-1 1578 3
2 Michigan (11) 17-1 1539 5
3 Kansas (7) 16-1 1486 4
3 Syracuse (8) 17-1 1486 6
5 Louisville 16-2 1348 1
6 Arizona 16-1 1270 7
7 Indiana 16-2 1211 2
8 Florida 14-2 1181 10
9 Butler 16-2 1146 13
10 Gonzaga 17-2 994 8
11 Kansas State 15-2 927 16
12 Minnesota 15-3 905 9
13 Michigan State 16-3 831 18
14 Ohio State 13-4 701 11
15 New Mexico 16-2 659 19
16 Oregon 16-2 624 21
17 Creighton 17-2 611 12
18 North Carolina State 15-3 587 14
19 Virginia Commonwealth 16-3 433 22
20 Wichita State 17-2 363 34
21 Cincinnati 16-3 322 26
22 Missouri 13-4 234 17
23 Mississippi 15-2 172 29
24 Notre Dame 15-3 123 20
25 Miami (FL) 13-3 93 32
Others Receiving Votes: Marquette 92, Wisconsin 55, UCLA 41, UNLV 32, Wyoming 28, San Diego State 26, Colorado State 7, Memphis 6, Georgetown 4, Iowa State 3, North Carolina 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Bucknell 1, Pittsburgh 1
USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Duke (20) 16-1 755 3
2 Kansas (8) 16-1 732 4
3 Michigan (1) 17-1 712 5
4 Syracuse (2) 17-1 699 6
5 Louisville 16-2 633 1
6 Arizona 16-1 609 7
7 Florida 14-2 588 9
8 Indiana 16-2 576 2
9 Butler 16-2 523 13
10 Gonzaga 17-2 454 8
11 Michigan State 16-3 439 17
12 Creighton 17-2 376 10
13 Kansas State 15-2 372 18
14 Minnesota 15-3 343 12
15 Ohio State 13-4 342 11
16 Virginia Commonwealth 16-3 305 19
17 New Mexico 16-2 304 21
18 North Carolina State 15-3 234 15
19 Oregon 16-2 211 26
20 Cincinnati 16-3 179 24
21 Wichita State 17-2 145 30
22 Missouri 13-4 130 16
23 Notre Dame 15-3 84 20
24 Mississippi 15-2 69 31
25 San Diego State 14-4 60 14
Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 49, Wisconsin 42, UNLV 23, Marquette 20, Wyoming 17, Colorado State 16, Oklahoma State 7, Iowa State 5, Pittsburgh 5, UCLA 5, Illinois 3, Bucknell 3, Georgetown 2, Stephen F. Austin 2, Middle Tennessee 1, Saint Mary's 1
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