COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heading into his ninth season at Ohio State, Thad Matta won’t have to worry about his team getting down on itself. And he also won’t have to worry about it getting overconfident either.
Seven months removed from a Final Four appearance, but having lost more than 32 points worth of production from last season’s roster, there may not be a more difficult team in the country to write a forecast for this season than the Buckeyes. Those aforementioned factors are just some of the reasons why Ohio State finds itself ranked fourth in the nation in both The Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll, yet was also picked to finish third in the Big Ten at the conference’s media day last week.
“I’ll be honest, I don’t know how to view that,” Matta said, when asked about the uniqueness of the current projections for his team. “I guess the Big Ten is really, really good this year.”
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