On the heels of their highest profile win of the season, Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes have benefitted in both of the major men's college basketball polls. One week removed from being ranked 15th and 11th in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls respectively, the Buckeyes now find themselves 11th in the country in both. Michigan, who's 16 game unbeaten streak and perfect seasons were both snapped OSU in their 56-53 win Sunday, fell three spots to 5th in each.
Ohio State's next opponent, Michigan State, moved up to 17th in the AP Top 25 and 18th in the Coaches Poll. Also representing the Big Ten are Indiana (2nd in both) Minnesota (9th and 12th), and Illinois (23 and 22). Wisconsin also received votes in the AP Top 25 Poll. With MIchigan's loss, Louisville finds themselves #1 in the country in both major polls for the first time this season. Duke and Kansas round out the top 5 in both polls.
The Buckeyes' showdown with 17/18th ranked Michigan State is next Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing at 6:00 p.m. EST and will be televised by ESPN.