Ohio State drops out, Cincinnati down in AP Top 25

Cincinnati and Ohio State will be in the NCAA tournament. How many other Ohio teams will join them at the Dance?

It was not a good week for Ohio’s two ranked college basketball squads and that is represented in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Cincinnati (24-5) has fallen four spots from No. 11 to No. 15 after a loss to Connecticut Saturday in which they shot 27 percent from the field.

The verdict was similarly grim for Ohio State (22-8), who has fallen out of the rankings. The Buckeyes dropped two road contests to unranked Big Ten teams, Penn State and Indiana.

Ohio State had previously been ranked at No. 22.

The top three (Florida, Wichita State, Arizona) remain unchanged but the ACC’s Duke and Virginia have moved into the fourth and fifth spots respectively.