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Updated NCAA Tournament seeding and bracketology predictions for Ohio State men’s basketball

As of now, everyone has the Buckeyes dancing in March.

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After Wednesday night’s victory over Rutgers, the Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 12-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Ohio State had a similar start last year, however, going 10-4 in its first 14 games and 2-1 to start Big Ten play. After that start, OSU finished 6-15 over its final 21 games and went 3-14 over the final 17 games of Big Ten play.

All of that is to say — none of this is a given. Things could go south. We’ve seen it with our own eyes, very recently in fact! But as of right now, anyone who is anyone has Ohio State safely in the NCAA Tournament field.

If the Buckeyes make the NCAA Tournament, it would be their first appearance since 2022 and Chris Holtmann’s fifth time taking Ohio State to the tournament. However, Holtmann is still looking for that elusive Sweet Sixteen appearance at Ohio State, with a combined 3-4 record in those other four appearances.

Here’s where a dozen “bracketologists” have the Buckeyes landing the NCAA Tournament, as of the first week of January. Experts have Ohio State anywhere from a 5-seed to a 10-seed, depending on who you ask. If the Buckeyes want to scoot up a line or two, they’ll need to rack up a bunch of wins in Big Ten play to sweeten the resume.

If you want to check out the entire bracket for each source, just click on the name of the site, in bold:

Bracket Matrix

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Mississippi State in the first round.

ESPN

Ohio State is an 8-seed, facing 9-seed Iowa State in the first round

FOX

Ohio State is a 5-seed, facing the winner of 12-seed play-in Kansas State & Virginia

Busting Brackets

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Colorado

131Sports

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Gonzaga

Bleacher Report

Ohio State is a 9-seed, facing 8-seed Mississippi State

Bracketometry

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Virginia

INCCStats.com

Ohio State is an 8-seed, facing 9-seed St. John’s

Made for March

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Iowa State

Making the Madness

Ohio State is an 8-seed, facing 9-seed Alabama

Bracket WAG

Ohio State is a 5-seed, facing the winner of 12-seed play-in TCU & Michigan State

Bracketville

Ohio State is a 7-seed, facing 10-seed Mississippi State