College Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Falls Back Outside Top Five On Coaches Poll

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 15: Lenzelle Smith, Jr. #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket as Christian Watford #2 of the Indiana Hoosiers defends from behind on January 15, 2012 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Smith Jr. had 28 points to lead all scorers in the Buckeyes' 80-63 victory. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Along The Olentangy.

The USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll for the week of Jan. 16 is out, and there's some big changes all over. One of the only constants on the list is the top two, which remains Syracuse at No. 1 with a 19-0 record and Kentucky at No. 2, sporting a 17-1 record, with the lone loss coming to the Indiana Hoosiers. Baylor moved up into the top three with a 17-0 record, while Duke and Missouri round out the top five, moving up from six and nine, respectively.

That means the Ohio State Buckeyes fell out of the top five once again, dropping to No. 6 with a 16-3 record. They're dropping back out of the top five due to a 79-74 defeat at the hands of Illinois on Jan. 10, but may have scored a couple points by avenging an earlier loss to the Indiana Hoosiers with a dominating 80-63 win just a day before the rankings went live.

For the rest of the top ten, Kasnas, North Carolina, Michigan State and Murray State round it out. Syracuse received all 31 of the first-place votes.

For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Along The Olentangy. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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