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Ohio State men’s basketball drops a spot in latest AP Poll

Despite winning their last six games, the Buckeyes fell a spot to No. 14.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Ohio State David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team (12-1, 2-0) won their only game of the previous week 82-64 over the High Point Panthers, yet, when the latest AP Poll was released on Monday, they slid back a spot to No. 14. The Kentucky Wildcats (10-2) — who had been ranked No. 16 — beat the Louisville Cardinals (9-4) 71-58 last week, and that was apparently enough to move them ahead of the Buckeyes for 13th overall.

The top five remained the same as last week with No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Virginia, and No. 5 Kansas. In fact, the top 12 were the exact same as the previous week.

In addition to OSU and Michigan, the Big Ten is also represented in the Top 25 by No. 8 Michigan State, No. 21 Indiana, No. 22 Wisconsin, No. 24 Nebraska, and No. 25 Iowa. Purdue is also receiving votes.

The No. 14 Buckeyes will take on the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Value City Arena at 12 p.m. ET to tip off the bulk of their Big Ten schedule. The game will be broadcast on FOX.

Check out the entire Top 25:

AP Top 25 Week 9

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Rank Points
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Rank Points
1 Duke ACC 11-1 1 1,530
2 Michigan Big Ten 13-0 2 1,478
3 Tennessee SEC 11-1 3 1,469
4 Virginia ACC 11-0 4 1,428
5 Kansas Big 12 11-1 5 1,378
6 Nevada Mountain West 13-0 6 1,317
7 Gonzaga West Coast 12-2 7 1,200
8 Michigan State Big Ten 11-2 8 1,146
9 Florida State ACC 11-1 9 1,063
10 Virginia Tech ACC 11-1 10 934
11 Texas Tech Big 12 11-1 11 893
12 Auburn SEC 11-2 12 820
13 Kentucky SEC 10-2 16 799
14 Ohio State Big Ten 12-1 13 769
15 North Carolina ACC 9-3 14 744
16 Marquette Big East 11-2 18 595
17 Mississippi State SEC 12-1 19 572
18 North Carolina State ACC 12-1 20 424
19 Houston American Athletic 13-0 22 368
20 Buffalo Mid-American 12-1 21 353
21 Indiana Big Ten 11-2 23 330
22 Wisconsin Wisconsin 10-3 15 250
23 Oklahoma Big 12 11-1 25 244
24 Nebraska Big Ten 11-2 - 204
25 Iowa 11-2 24 182