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Ohio State 11th in 1st AP Top 25 basketball poll for 2013

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The basketball Bucks check in at 11th to begin the season after finishing 7th in last year's post-tournament final poll.

Joe Robbins

After Thad Matta spoke about Ohio State's need to execute offensively to reach their full potential, the Buckeyes found out their first AP Top 25 ranking of the 2013-14 season.

Though the AP Top 25 poll is but procedural in college hoops, it's still a decent barometer of where a team's at (and as always, provides a solid enough opportunity for water cooler debate and otherwise).

The Buckeyes find themselves behind heavy Big Ten preseason favorite Michigan State (who received 22 first place votes in the poll) as well as last year's national runners up, Michigan, who check in at 7th. Wisconsin is also 20th in the inaugural poll and rounds out the Big Ten sides represented in the first college basketball press poll of the year.

Here is the first 2013-2014 AP Top 25 poll in its entirety:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546
2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 9
3. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2
4. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6
5. Kansas 31-6 1,357 3
6. Arizona 27-8 1,311 21
7. Michigan 31-8 1,120 11
8. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 17
8. Syracuse 30-10 1,093 16
10. Florida 29-8 1,048 14
11. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 7
12. North Carolina 25-11 954
13. Memphis 31-5 741 19
14. VCU 27-9 680
15. Gonzaga 32-3 538 1
16. Wichita St. 30-9 512
17. Marquette 26-9 510 15
18. UConn 20-10 448
19. Oregon 28-9 408 25
20. Wisconsin 23-12 338 18
21. Notre Dame 25-10 332 23
22. UCLA 25-10 244 24
23. New Mexico 29-6 213 10
24. Virginia 23-12 189
25. Baylor 23-14 180