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2012 AP College Basketball Poll: Buckeyes ranked 4th in preseason rankings

Ohio State is ranked fourth in the preseason rankings.

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The Ohio State Buckeyes have opened the 2012-13 college basketball season ranked fourth in the Associated Press poll that was released on Friday.

The Buckeyes are behind Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky who were ranked as the top three teams in the country but ahead of Big 10 rivals No. 5 Michigan and No. 14 Michigan State.

Indiana received 43 first-place votes to earn the top spot in the poll. Louisville and Kentucky received 20 and two first-place votes respectively.

Wisconsin is ranked 23rd which gave the Big 10 five ranked teams in the preseason poll.

Here is the complete top 25:

Team (First-place votes) 2011-12 Record Pts
1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592
2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568
3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453
4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292
5. Michigan 24-10 1,290
6. NC State 24-13 1,270
7. Kansas 32-7 1,210
8. Duke 27-7 1,094
9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062
10. Florida 26-11 936
11. North Carolina 32-6 904
12. Arizona 23-12 902
13. UCLA 19-14 840
14. Michigan St. 29-8 789
15. Missouri 30-5 664
16. Creighton 29-6 622
17. Memphis 26-9 539
18. UNLV 26-9 488
19. Baylor 30-8 486
20. San Diego St. 26-8 463
21. Gonzaga 26-7 384
22. Notre Dame 22-12 297
23. Wisconsin 26-10 285
24. Cincinnati 26-11 120
25. Florida St. 25-10 101

Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.