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Why is this news?: Buckeyes tumble in AP Poll, wrestling wins eighth straight

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It appears that a blowout victory against Rutgers is not enough to offset a close loss to Purdue. The Ohio State Basketball team, which experienced both this week, saw its ranking in the AP Poll slide three spots from 20 to 23.

The Buckeyes, who had been on a steady upward trajectory since bottoming out in the polls at 43 several weeks ago now find themselves precariously close to falling back into the "others receiving votes" category. Freshman phenom D’angelo Russell will be expected to continue to carry the load, especially with three-point sharpshooter Marc Loving still suspended.

The Buckeyes next take to the court this Wednesday at the Schott when the team hosts Penn State, a team that beat the Buckeyes twice last season.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 23-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 21-1 1518 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-1 1486 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 20-3 1450 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 21-2 1385 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 21-2 1294 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 20-3 1185 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-4 1171 8
9 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 1120 9
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-4 948 10
11 Utah Utes 18-4 946 11
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 871 12
13 Northern Iowa Panthers 22-2 846 13
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-5 842 14
15 Wichita State Shockers 21-3 743 15
16 Baylor Bears 18-5 694 16
17 Oklahoma Sooners 16-7 565 17
18 Butler Bulldogs 18-6 462 18
19 Maryland Terrapins 19-5 347 19
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 18-5 296 20
22 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7 273 21
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-5 273 21
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 18-6 271 23
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 18-5 221 24
25 SMU Mustangs 19-5 81 25
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1

It was senior night, but the Ohio State wrestling freshman captains stole the show, leading the Buckeyes to a 22-13 victory over then-#2 Minnesota. Nathan Tomasello got things going with a 19-5 victory over Ethan Lizak and Bo Jordan put up a big six points with his second period fall over Nick Wanzek. In what was perhaps the match of the night, Kyle Snyder used a last-second takedown to defeat two-time All-American Scott Schiller. Schiller was the second consecutive former All-American that Snyder has defeated, with the first being Penn State’s Morgan McIntosh.

Wrestling in his last dual meet in Columbus, three-time national champion Logan Stieber won a close decision over #4 Nick Dardanes. Stieber jumped out to a big lead but faded late before eeking out a 10-9 decision. For full results, see below:

125: #7 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) major decision over Ethan Lizak (Minn) 19-5 | OSU 4, Minn. 0

133: #10 Johnni DiJulius (OSU) decision over Sam Brancale (Minn) 4-1 | OSU 7, Minn. 0

141: #1 Logan Stieber (OSU) decision over #4 Nick Dardanes (Minn) 10-9 | OSU 10, Minn. 0

149: Jake Short (Minn) decision over Randy Languis (OSU) 3-1 SV | OSU 10, Minn. 3

157: #1 Dylan Ness (Minn) decision over #12 Josh Demas 5-2 | OSU 10, Minn. 6

165: #5 Bo Jordan won by fall over #17 Nick Wanzek 4:46 | OSU 16, Minn. 6

174: #4 Logan Storley (Minn) decision over #13 Mark Martin 3-0 | OSU 16, Minn. 9

184: #12 Kenny Courts decision over #11 Brett Pfarr (Minn) 3-1 | OSU 19, Minn. 9

197: #3 Kyle Snyder decision over #5 Scott Schiller (Minn) 3-1 | OSU 22, Minn. 9

285: #13 Michael Kroells major decision over Ray Gordon 18-7 | OSU 22, Minn. 13

As if we needed any more evidence as to how amazing the Ohio State student body is, this weekend it came together at BuckeyThon to dance the night away raising over 1.2 million dollars for pediatric cancer research. So what is BuckeyeThon? According to its website is the largest, student-run philanthropy at Ohio State. With an ultimate goal of ending childhood cancer, BuckeyeThon works to raise money to support the kids treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nationwide Children's Hospital is Columbus, Ohio's Children's Miracle Network Hospital and will treat any child regardless of a family's ability to pay. BuckeyeThon hosts events and activities throughout the year to raise money For The Kids. Its largest event is the annual Dance Marathon which brings together thousands of Buckeyes in The Ohio Union.

What an incredible accomplishment for all involved.

You know what’s better than 100 home wins in a row? 200 home wins in a row. And that’s exactly what the Ohio State men’s tennis team achieved this weekend with its shutout of South Florida. The last time the Buckeyes lost at home? The year was 2003 and a second-year head coach named Jim Tressel had just won his first national championship.

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