The Ohio State basketball program enjoyed its 11th trip to the Final Four last season. If the Buckeyes don’t equal that level of postseason success this year, it won’t be because they weren’t tested.
Although the complete schedule is not yet finalized, Thad Matta and company will have their work cut out for them in 2012-13.
The Big Ten is loaded and may just be the premier conference in basketball. Throw in the fact that there is a handful of challenging non-conference battles for Ohio State, and the Buckeyes slate is rather formidable.
So who will be the toughest squad to try to bring down the scarlet and gray?
Here is a power ranking of Ohio State’s most difficult opponents.