The Buckeyes are back!
For the first time since 2015, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is ranked in the AP Top 25.
Currently, the Buckeyes are No. 22 overall thanks to a 6-0 record in the Big Ten.
It is safe to say the Buckeyes are on a war path in the Big Ten, beating every conference opponent this year by at least nine points. After upsetting No. 1 Michigan State at home, the Buckeyes are now serious contenders in the Big Ten. Since that stunning upset, Ohio State has taken down Maryland and Rutgers.
It appears the Buckeyes are on a collision course to face off against No. 3 Purdue in a few weeks in a game that could determine who wins the regular season in the Big Ten, something Ohio State has not accomplished since 2012.
But, before the Buckeyes can even think about that, they have to take business against Northwestern. Sitting at 11-8 on the season, the Wildcats need to start winning if they have any hope of making the tournament.
Last year, the Wildcats defeated the Buckeyes, 74-72, the only time the both teams played.
Now facing sky high expectations for the rest of the season, the question remains if Ohio State will rise to the occasion or come crashing back down to Earth.