COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A tight loss in New York City was enough to drop the Buckeyes out of the AP rankings entering Christmas weekend.
Ohio State (7-3, 1-0) has fell out of the AP top 25 following its 89-84 overtime loss to North Carolina at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. OSU was ranked No. 23 last week. The Buckeyes were close to beating the former No. 1 team in the nation before UNC’s Pete Nance his a jumper from the wing at the buzzer to force overtime at 79-79.
The weekend in college hoops was full of all-ranked matchups creating numerous shifts up and down the AP’s top 25. While Purdue remains at the top, 12-0 UCONN has catapulted to No. 2 in the nation with a 12-0 record.
OSU returns to the floor Wednesday for its penultimate non-conference game as they host the Maine Black Bears at Value City Arena. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m.
AP Poll (Dec. 19, 2022)