COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s basketball team earned the No. 3 ranking Monday in the weekly Associated Press Poll. The Buckeyes (9-0) are 520-152 as a ranked Top 25 team and 342-77 while ranked in the Top 10. When Ohio State carries a No. 3 ranking into games, it has compiled a record of 42-9.
The last time Ohio State was ranked No. 3 was during the 2013-14 season when the Buckeyes started the season ranked No. 11 and rose to No. 3 during a 15-0 start to the season. Ohio State won the first eight games and then was voted the No. 3 team in the nation prior to its game vs. Bryant Dec. 11, 2013. The Buckeyes stayed at No. 3 for the next nine games before slipping to No. 11 after an overtime loss at Michigan State and a home setback to Iowa. The Buckeyes finished 25-10 that season.
Ohio State owns a record of 155-25 all-time when ranked among the Top 3 teams in the country. The Buckeyes put their ranking to the test next at Minnesota Sunday (6:30 p.m./BTN) after a break for final exams.
Ohio State has traveled to Minneapolis ranked among the Top 5 nationally in the Associated Press poll seven times (7-0). The Buckeyes have been among the Top 3 teams four times in games played at Minnesota. The last time the Golden Gophers played host to a Top 3 Buckeye team was Feb. 6, 2011, when the No. 1 Buckeyes knocked off Minnesota at Williams Arena, 82-69.