BIg Ten fans watched this past weekend the Ohio State Buckeyes lose to the Wisconsin Badgers and ultimately their top spot among the polls. The AP poll yesterday put the Kansas Jayhawks in the #1 spot in the country followed by Ohio State and then Texas. The USA Today/ESPN poll has Kansas at #1, Texas #2 then OSU #3.
Last night the Kansas Jayhawks were blown out by Kansas State and will lose their #1 ranking in the next poll. That means you can consider Ohio State the new #1 and Texas #2 or Texas #1 and OSU #2 depending on which poll you like.
Penn State will play Ohio State on March 1st. The Buckeyes should be able to take care of business until then. Setting up the Nittany Lions chances of upsetting the #1 team in the country as most Penn State fans had hoped. The matchup will be the final home game for Penn State’s current senior class and is certain to be filled with emotional story lines. Talor Battle, will have his last chance to send a message to the NCAA tournament invitation board and a win over then #1 Ohio State will be a great boost to the PSU resume if he and the rest of the team can make a huge run in their final five games.
Texas will face Kansas St. on Feb 28th, the day before PSU and OSU meet. Another upset by Kansas St. would make Ohio State the consensus #1 again March 1st.