Ohio State will open the 2021-22 college basketball season at No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, which was released on Monday afternoon.
The Buckeyes, who fell in the first round of last season’s NCAA Tournament, are one of five Big Ten teams in the preseason poll, joining No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Purdue, No. 11 Illinois and No. 21 Maryland.
Ohio State will host No. 9 Duke in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 and travel to Las Vegas to take on No. 10 Kentucky as part of the CBS Sports Classic on Dec. 18.
The Buckeyes open the season against Akron on Nov. 9. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN. Meanwhile, the full preseason AP Top 25 can be found below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:
- Gonzaga (55)
- UCLA (8)
- Ohio State
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- St. Bonaventure
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