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Ohio State men’s basketball up to No. 6 in AP Poll

The Buckeyes will be the higher-ranked team when they visit Chapel Hill this week.

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On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Chris Holtmann’s Buckeyes will enter the game as the higher-ranked team.

On Monday, the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 was released, and it saw the Bucks move up from 10th to sixth, while the Heels fell from sixth to seventh following their loss to Michigan in the Battle 4 Atlantis over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The Wolverines made the massive jump going from unranked to No. 4 thanks to the tournament win in the Bahamas. The Maryland Terrapins come in at No. 3 following a holiday tournament victory in Orlando, Fla. The only other Big Ten team in the rankings is Michigan State at No. 11.

The Kentucky Wildcats, who OSU will play on Dec. 21, are at No. 8, while Villanova — who the Bucks beat 76-51 last month are at No. 23.

Check out the full AP Poll:

AP Men’s Basketball Rankings | Dec. 2

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points
Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points
1 ^1 Louisville ACC 7-0 1,599(48)
2 ^2 Kansas Big 12 43617 1,497(3)
3 ^2 Maryland Big Ten 8-0 1446
4 - Michigan Big Ten 7-0 1,429(9)
5 ^2 Virginia ACC 7-0 1,424(5)
6 ^4 Ohio State Big Ten 7-0 1244
7 ˅1 North Carolina ACC 43617 1162
8 ^1 Kentucky SEC 43617 1096
9 ˅1 Gonzaga West Coast 43678 1095
10 ˅9 Duke ACC 43647 1083
11 ˅8 Michigan State Big Ten 43587 964
12 ^2 Arizona Pac-12 9-0 875
13 ˅2 Oregon Pac-12 43618 785
14 ^4 Auburn SEC 7-0 698
15 ^1 Memphis American Athletic Conference (AAC) 43617 652
16 ˅3 Seton Hall Big East 43618 629
17 - Florida State ACC 43647 562
18 ^1 Baylor Big 12 43586 466
19 - Dayton Atlantic 10 43586 386
20 ^1 Colorado Pac-12 6-0 371
21 ˅4 Tennessee SEC 43617 331
22 ^1 Washington Pac-12 43586 222
23 ˅1 Villanova Big East 43587 192
24 - Butler Big East 7-0 165
25 ˅10 Utah State Mountain West 43647 112