Buckeyes Claim Top Spot in AP Poll


UNDATED (AP) - The Ohio State Buckeyes are on top of The Associated Press top-25 men's college basketball poll. This marks the first time since the 1962 season when the Buckeyes were led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek that the school has the number-one ranking.

The team coached by Thad Motta was number-two in last week's poll but beat then number-one Wisconsin yesterday to wrap up the Big-Ten title. O-S-U received 62 first-place votes while runner-up U-C-L-A was given the other ten first-place nods. Rounding out the first five are Kansas, Wisconsin and Florida.

The second five this week features Memphis, Texas A-and-M, North Carolina, Georgetown and Nevada.

The second ten consists of Southern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Washington State, Duke, Texas, Louisville, Oregon, Butler, Vanderbilt and Marquette.

The bottom five are Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Southern California, Maryland and Air Force.