With a clash for first place in the Big Ten on the line this Wednesday against the No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers, the Ohio State Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1) moved up three spots in this week’s AP college basketball poll.
After getting as high as No. 13, the Buckeyes dropped to No. 17 following their buzzer-beater loss to Penn State in January, before edging back up to No. 14 before they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., this week.
The Boilermakers are currently 23-2 overall, with a perfect 12-0 mark in conference. This Wednesday’s game will mark the only regular season matchup between the teams this season.
Also joining the Top 25 ranks from the B1G this week are No. 4 Michigan State (22-3, 10-2) and No. 20 Michigan (19-6, 8-4). Ohio State holds victories over both of those teams already this season.
The Buckeyes and the Boilermakers will tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 7, and the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
AP College Basketball Top 25