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Ohio State Jumps Into Coaches Poll Top 25 for First Time in 2023-24 Season

Ohio State is ranked for the first time this season.

The Buckeyes landed at No. 25 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll on Monday amid their six-game winning streak.

Wins over Central Michigan and Minnesota were enough to propel Ohio State from eighth in the "others receiving votes" category of the rankings into the final ranked spot.

Ohio State's upward momentum began with its taking of the Emerald Coast Classic title two weekends ago. A nine-point win over then-No. 17 Alabama – the No. 1 overall seed in last year's NCAA Tournament and the nation's No.