Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) dribbles the ball down the court during the second half of the game against South Carolina State on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 89-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor

After making a surprise appearance in the third Associated Press Top 25 Poll of the season, Ohio State jumped seven spots to No. 16 in the most recent edition of the poll.

The Buckeyes climb after starting the season 6-0, and move up from two home blowout wins against Samford and Cleveland State.

Ohio State is the fourth-highest Big Ten team in the poll, trailing No. 7 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State and No. 14 Iowa. No. 19 Purdue, No. 22 Wisconsin and No. 24 Maryland also represent the Big Ten in the AP poll.

The Big Ten has the most teams (7) in the poll of any conference in the NCAA.

Ohio State takes on Syracuse, who received eight votes but sits outside the Top 25, at home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.