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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Sticks At 4th, Kentucky Moves To 1st

Ohio State kept a high profile in the NCAA rankings this week, moving up to third and fourth in the two polls.

Unsurprisingly, the Syracuse Orange were the biggest losers in the newest NCAA Ranking Polls after losing to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. Cuse fell from being the consensus number one school in both polls to third in the AP poll and fourth in the Coaches poll after the bad loss to the Irish knocked their record down to 20-1. The big winners of that loss were the Kentucky Wildcats, who got pushed up to number one in Syracuse's stead on both polls.

Baylor also suffered, going from second on both polls to sixth in the AP and seventh in the Coaches poll after suffering their first two losses of the season to Kansas and Missouri in the last week. After a good week, Ohio State were able to keep a high profile at fourth in the AP poll and third in the coaches polls. Ohio State are currently the best team in the Big 10 with a 7-1 record.

New to the rankings this week is 25th ranked Wisconsin, while Illinois and Louisville dropped off the AP poll.

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

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