Thad Matta’s basketball Buckeyes move up to No. 8 in both polls

After Ohio State’s impressive 52-35 win over then-No. 17 Marquette on the road Saturday, Thad Matta’s basketball team moved up two spots in the Associated Press and one slot in the USA Today coaches’ polls to No. 8 that were released on Monday.

Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes puts up a shot against the Marquette Golden Eagles during a basketball game at BMO Harris Bradley Center on November 16, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes puts up a shot against the Marquette Golden Eagles during a basketball game at BMO Harris Bradley Center on November 16, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

In the AP poll, Michigan State is the new No. 1 with 51 of the 65 first-place votes after defeating Kentucky last week. Kansas is second with seven first-place votes, and Louisville comes in at No. 3 with the other seven first-place votes. Rounding out the top 10, Kentucky is fourth followed by Arizona, Duke, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Syracuse and Virginia Commonwealth.

In the USA Today coaches poll, the Spartans are also No. 1 with 22 of the 32 first-place votes. But Louisville is second with eight first-place votes, and Kansas comes in third with the other two first-place votes. The rest of the top 10 has Arizona fourth, then it’s Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and VCU.

Up next, Ohio State hosts American University, Wednesday night. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on BTN.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan State (51) 3-0 1,608
2 Kansas (7) 2-0 1,523
3 Louisville (7) 3-0 1,511
4 Kentucky 3-1 1,410
5 Arizona 3-0 1,339
6 Duke 2-1 1,320
7 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,198
8 Ohio State 3-0 1,172
9 Syracuse 3-0 1,135
10 Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 928
11 Memphis 1-0 871
12 Wisconsin 3-0 763
13 Gonzaga 3-0 710
14 Wichita State 4-0 705
14 Michigan 2-1 705
16 Florida 2-1 619
17 Oregon 2-0 613
18 Connecticut 4-0 600
19 New Mexico 2-0 353
20 Baylor 3-0 342
21 Iowa State 3-0 296
22 UCLA 2-0 291
23 Creighton 3-0 246
24 North Carolina 2-1 213
25 Marquette 2-1 144
Others receiving votes: Iowa 122, Indiana 109, Virginia 77, Harvard 72, Boise State 28, Belmont 18, Arizona State 13, Villanova 11, Xavier 10, Tennessee 9, Pittsburgh 7, Colorado 6, Missouri 5, Minnesota 4, Saint Louis 4, Florida State 4, Cincinnati 3, Massachusetts 2, Brigham Young 2, Indiana State 2, Notre Dame 1, George Washington 1.
Dropped from rankings: Notre Dame 21, Virginia 25.
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USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Michigan State (22) 3-0 789
2 Louisville (8) 3-0 761
3 Kansas (2) 2-0 735
4 Arizona 3-0 684
5 Kentucky 3-1 658
6 Duke 2-1 630
7 Syracuse 3-0 601
8 Ohio State 3-0 597
9 Oklahoma State 3-0 541
10 Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 443
11 Memphis 1-0 404
12 Gonzaga 3-0 381
13 Michigan 2-1 362
14 Florida 2-1 359
15 Wisconsin 3-0 332
16 Wichita State 4-0 330
17 Oregon 2-0 275
18 Connecticut 4-0 265
19 North Carolina 2-1 208
20 New Mexico 2-0 180
21 Baylor 3-0 131
22 Indiana 4-0 129
23 Creighton 3-0 111
24 UCLA 2-0 105
25 Iowa 4-0 74
Others receiving votes: Marquette 71, Iowa State 49, Virginia 42, Boise State 21, Harvard 20, Pittsburgh 19, Georgetown 14, Notre Dame 13, Colorado 10, California 9, Tennessee 9, Saint Mary’s 8, Massachusetts 8, Saint Louis 5, Missouri 5, Belmont 5, Arizona State 3, Villanova 2, Brigham Young 1, Utah State 1.
Dropped from rankings: Marquette 17, Notre Dame 22, Virginia 25.
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