Thad Matta and the Ohio State basketball team's 89-50 win over Morgan State (and to a much lesser extent, their 93-63 win over Walsh) has them moving up in each of college basketball's major polls this week.
With Michigan State remaining steadfast at #2 and Michigan holding steady at #7 in the AP but moving up one spot to #8 in the Coaches, the Buckeyes are up in both polls, to #10 in the AP and #9 in the Coaches Poll respectively. Wisconsin remains 20th (AP) and 19th (Coaches) while Indiana is ranked #23 in the Coaches but unranked in the AP. Florida, who'd been ranked #10 in the AP and #8 in the Coaches, falls one and two spots respectively. The Gators looked uneven in a season opening 8 point win over North Florida at home this past Friday.
The Buckeyes have a big week ahead of them with in-state rival Ohio coming to Value City Arena on Tuesday and the Buckeyes heading to Milwaukee this coming weekend to take on #17 Marquette Saturday. A win over Marquette could cement their place in the top 10, while a loss could leave some early season questions about the 2013-14 basketball Bucks.
Here were each major polls beginning with the AP Top 25 and concluding with the USA TODAY Coaches Poll Top 25.
|2||Michigan State (22)||1-0||1549||2|
|Others Receiving Votes: Creighton 148, Tennessee 138, Indiana 78, Iowa 54, Harvard 46, Boise State 24, Colorado 18, Villanova 14, Arizona State 11, LSU 8, Washington 8, UNLV 6, Pittsburgh 6, Georgetown 4, Stanford 3, Saint Louis 3, Missouri 3, Cincinnati 2, Towson 1|
|2||Michigan State (2)||1-0||752||2|
|Others Receiving Votes: Creighton 63, Tennessee 63, Iowa 48, Georgetown 18, Boise State 14, California 14, Pittsburgh 13, Colorado12, Harvard 10, Missouri 5, Illinois 4, LSU 3, Iowa State 3, Villanova 3, Arizona State 2, Saint Louis 2, Georgia 1, Massachusetts 1, Saint Mary's 1|