The Ohio State Buckeyes have reclaimed the top spot in both the AP poll and the Coaches poll this week. Last week’s No. 1 team, Duke, fell to Virigina Tech on Satruday night, opening the door for Ohio State to climb in the polls. The Buckeyes jumped Kansas in the Coaches poll after being ranked No. 3 last week. Ohio State and Kansas earned all 31 first-place votes available (17 for Ohio State, 14 for Kansas).
Other notable movements -- BYU jumped ahead of Duke and Pitt (who both suffered losses this weekend) and stand at No. 3 this week. BYU’s win over San Diego State impressed a lot of experts, and many think BYU could earn a “1 seed” in the NCAA tournament if they win out. Purdue jumped to No. 6 after wins at Indiana and Michigan State, and Texas dropped to No. 8 after their horrible loss to Colorado. Wisconsin gives the Big Ten three top-10 teams as it comes into the week ranked No. 10.
The Buckeyes and the Badgers will play the Big Ten season finale this Sunday, March 6.
My repeated efforts to earn an AP ballot were ignored once again this week. Regardless, you can see how I voted below:
1. Ohio State
7. This Guy
10. San Diego State
This Guy made a jump in the polls after a strong week collecting guns and “guitar hero” guitars. What really put him over the edge and into my top-10 was the addition of the swimming noodle and the loss of his t-shirt. Keep an eye on This Guy as the season comes to a close. If he can somehow find a way to work a hairless rottweiler into next week’s picture, he’ll be a top-5 selection for sure.