Ohio State jumps back into polls

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta celebrates with guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) after defeating the Michigan State Spartans at the Schottenstein Center. 

Greg Bartram

The Buckeyes have bounced in and out of the polls on a weekly basis but this week is an up after a big Senior Day win.

Ohio State knocked off No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 Sunday, moving them back to No. 24 in both the coaches and AP polls.

They were not ranked in either last week.

AAC co-champions Cincinnati are up to No. 12 in the coaches poll and No. 13 in the AP, as conference tournament time is set to begin.

Florida and Wichita State take the Nos. 1 and 2 spots respectively in both polls.

The Buckeyes tip off their Big Ten tournament action as the fifth seed taking on Purdue Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Cincinnati won a coin toss to earn the top seed in the AAC tournament. Their first game will be Thursday at 7 p.m.