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Ohio State moves up to No. 14 in latest AP poll

The Buckeyes next opponent, Purdue, holds at No. 3.

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Villanova (48) 22-1 1,608 1
2 Virginia (16) 22-1 1,572 2
3 Purdue (1) 23-2 1,500 3
4 Michigan State 22-3 1,407 5
5 Xavier 21-3 1,350 6
6 Cincinnati 21-2 1,305 8
7 Texas Tech 19-4 1,182 10
8 Auburn 21-2 1,138 11
9 Duke 19-4 1,075 4
10 Kansas 18-5 1,015 7
11 Saint Mary's 23-2 895 13
12 Gonzaga 21-4 851 14
13 Arizona 19-5 816 9
14 Ohio State 20-5 747 17
15 Tennessee 17-5 739 18
16 Clemson 19-4 720 20
17 Oklahoma 16-6 636 12
18 Rhode Island 19-3 486 22
19 West Virginia 17-6 457 15
20 Michigan 19-6 331 24
21 North Carolina 17-7 304 19
22 Wichita State 17-5 295 16
23 Nevada 20-4 205 NR
24 Kentucky 17-6 133 21
25 Miami 17-5 76 NR