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.
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.