COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio State women’s basketball team was rewarded for its fantastic start to the 2022-23 season in the first regular season Associated Press poll.

The Buckeyes (2-0) were ranked No. 8 in the latest AP Poll after an upset win over No. 5 Tennessee 87-75 in its opener in Columbus and an 18-point victory over Boston College on Sunday.

The six-spot jump for OSU in the rankings was the highest of any team this week.

Multiple OSU players have gotten off to strong starts for Kevin McGuff’s side. Senior guard Taylor Mikesell shined in the opening win against the Lady Vols with 25 points while shooting 50% from the floor. Four of her teammates scored in double-figures in that victory.

On Sunday against Boston College, senior Rebeka Mikulasikova led the team in scoring posting 23 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double while senior guard Jacy Sheldon notched a program-tying record 11 steals along with 14 points. Sheldon is averaging 14 points, 5 assists, and 9.5 steals after two games.

This week, Ohio State begins a four-game stretch in its home state beginning on Thursday in Athens against the Ohio Bobcats. The Buckeyes will host McNeese State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

AP Poll (Nov. 14, 2022)

1South Carolina (30)
2Stanford
3Texas
4Iowa
5UCONN
6Louisville
7Iowa State
8Ohio State
9Notre Dame
10NC State
11Tennessee
12Indiana
13North Carolina
14Virginia Tech
15LSU
16Oklahoma
17Baylor
18Arizona
19Maryland
20Creighton
21Oregon
22Nebraska
23Michigan
24Villanova
25Utah