The Ohio State basketball program has a fairly formidable task in front of it.
The question, or challenge if you will, is if the Buckeyes can once again win the Big Ten or even contend for a repeat trip to the Final Four without two-time All-American Jared Sullinger or crucial contributor William Buford.
If it's going to happen, it's going to take a monumental effort from the entire team. However, some starters are fundamentally more important than others if Ohio State hopes to compete in the deep and talented Big Ten.
It is important to keep in mind that each starter (and a few key contributors off the bench) is incredibly important, especially for a young team like the Buckeyes.
Nevertheless, the Bucks need a stronger effort from certain players in critical moments than others. Feel free to dispute/discuss these rankings below.