College basketball rankings: Wisconsin No. 3 in AP Top 25, USA TODAY Coaches Polls

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

No first-place votes, though.

Between its wins over Illinois and Iowa and a pair of losses by Ohio State, Wisconsin was widely expected to rise in the latest college basketball polls released Monday. Indeed, the Badgers are No. 3 in both the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Poll.

Wisconsin is also No. 1 in the official NCAA RPI rankings. The Badgers have a pair of games this week, beginning Tuesday night at Indiana, a team it has won 12 straight against. Saturday, Wisconsin returns home to host Michigan, which is unranked but receiving votes in both polls.

Other Big Ten teams in the polls include Michigan State (No. 4 AP/No. 4 Coaches/No. 9 RPI), Ohio State (11/9/16) and Iowa (14/16/18).

One slightly puzzling note: Michigan State received a first-place vote from the coaches, despite the aforementioned rankings and a loss to North Carolina on its record. Wisconsin received zero first-place votes in either poll.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona Wildcats (61) 17-0 1,621
2 Syracuse Orange (4) 16-0 1,560
3 Wisconsin Badgers 16-0 1,482
4 Michigan St. Spartans 15-1 1,442
5 Wichita St. Shockers 17-0 1,300
6 Villanova Wildcats 15-1 1,289
7 Florida Gators 13-2 1,205
8 Iowa St. Cyclones 14-1 1,048
9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 14-2 1,046
10 San Diego St. Aztecs 14-1 1,020
11 Ohio St. Buckeyes 15-2 979
12 Baylor Bears 13-2 952
13 Kentucky Wildcats 12-3 912
14 Iowa Hawkeyes 14-3 831
15 Kansas Jayhawks 11-4 686
16 UMass Minutemen 14-1 579
17 Memphis Tigers 12-3 536
18 Louisville Cardinals 14-3 525
19 Cincinnati Bearcats 15-2 405
20 Creighton Bluejays 14-2 329
21 Colorado Buffaloes 14-3 328
22 Pittsburgh Panthers 15-1 299
23 Duke Blue Devils 12-4 193
24 Saint Louis Billikens 15-2 148
25 Oklahoma Sooners 13-3 103
25 UCLA Bruins 13-3 103

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (30) 17-0 798
2 Syracuse (1) 16-0 766
3 Wisconsin 16-0 724
4 Michigan State (1) 15-1 718
5 Wichita State 17-0 666
6 Villanova 15-1 598
7 Florida 13-2 573
8 Oklahoma State 14-2 517
9 Ohio State 15-2 516
10 Iowa State 14-1 495
11 San Diego State 14-1 481
12 Kentucky 12-3 424
13 Baylor 13-2 413
14 Louisville 14-3 393
15 Massachusetts 14-1 330
16 Iowa 14-3 297
17 Memphis 12-3 274
18 Kansas 11-4 272
19 Creighton 14-2 216
20 Duke 12-4 163
21 Pittsburgh 15-1 144
22 Colorado 14-3 103
23 Cincinnati 15-2 87
24 Gonzaga 14-3 82
25 UCLA 13-3 74

NCAA RPI

RANK PREVIOUS SCHOOL RECORD ROAD NEUTRAL HOME NON-DI
1 1 Wisconsin 16-0 3-0 3- 0 10-0 0-0
2 2 Kansas 11-4 1-2 3- 1 7-1 0-0
3 3 Massachusetts 14-1 2-0 5- 1 7-0 0-0
4 4 Villanova 15-1 4-1 3- 0 8-0 0-0
5 5 Iowa St. 14-1 2-1 4- 0 8-0 0-0
6 6 Arizona 17-0 4-0 2- 0 11-0 0-0
7 7 Syracuse 16-0 2-0 3- 0 11-0 0-0
8 8 Florida 13-2 2-2 2- 0 9-0 0-0
9 9 Michigan St. 15-1 3-0 4- 0 8-1 0-0
10 10 Wichita St. 17-0 5-0 2- 0 9-0 1-0
11 11 Oklahoma St. 14-2 2-1 4- 1 8-0 0-0
12 12 Colorado 14-3 3-1 0- 2 11-0 0-0
13 13 Baylor 13-2 0-1 3- 1 8-0 2-0
14 14 San Diego St. 14-1 4-0 3- 0 5-1 2-0
15 15 Kentucky 12-3 1-1 1- 2 10-0 0-0
16 16 Ohio St. 15-2 2-1 1- 0 12-1 0-0
17 17 Creighton 14-2 4-0 1- 2 9-0 0-0
18 18 Iowa 14-3 1-2 3- 1 9-0 1-0
19 19 Memphis 12-3 3-1 3- 1 6-1 0-0
20 20 Cincinnati 15-2 2-1 1- 1 12-0 0-0
21 21 New Mexico 12-3 3-1 3- 1 6-1 0-0
22 22 Oregon 13-3 2-1 2- 0 9-2 0-0
23 23 Virginia 12-4 2-2 3- 0 7-2 0-0
24 24 Pittsburgh 15-1 1-0 3- 1 11-0 0-0
25 25 Oklahoma 13-3 1-0 4- 1 8-2 0-0

KenPom

Data through games of Jan. 12.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE NCSOS
Rank Team W-L Pyth AdjO AdjD AdjT Pyth OppO OppD Pyth
1 Arizona 17-0 .9589 116.0 20 88.2 5 64.8 299 .6017 59 105.5 94 101.8 50 .5721 103
2 Wisconsin 16-0 .9511 119.1 4 92.0 12 64.6 304 .6273 27 104.8 142 100.1 11 .5922 83
3 Syracuse 16-0 .9474 118.6 6 92.3 14 62.6 343 .5120 181 103.7 213 103.3 129 .4742 220
4 Villanova 15-1 .9429 115.6 23 90.6 7 69.5 90 .6525 15 109.1 6 103.3 131 .6074 73
5 Iowa 14-3 .9420 119.6 3 93.8 21 73.0 14 .5476 135 104.3 178 102.5 91 .4393 267
6 Pittsburgh 15-1 .9370 117.1 15 92.6 16 64.6 303 .4641 242 102.9 267 104.2 213 .4165 291
7 Ohio St. 15-2 .9346 109.6 73 87.0 1 66.1 248 .5435 143 105.2 116 103.6 153 .4263 280
8 Creighton 14-2 .9322 121.4 1 96.7 49 67.4 200 .5755 92 104.8 141 102.1 65 .5183 167
9 Michigan St. 15-1 .9262 114.4 27 91.8 11 68.3 140 .5902 74 106.2 61 102.9 112 .4996 191
10 Iowa St. 14-1 .9243 117.0 16 94.2 23 72.3 21 .6221 32 106.6 41 102.1 68 .5578 122
11 Kansas 11-4 .9238 118.3 9 95.2 33 68.4 134 .7375 5 109.3 4 100.0 9 .7253 14
12 Oklahoma St. 14-2 .9219 118.7 5 95.8 35 70.3 62 .5481 133 104.2 183 102.5 86 .4728 225
13 Louisville 14-3 .9213 114.5 26 92.5 15 69.6 84 .4801 217 103.4 237 104.1 206 .4059 298
14 Kentucky 12-3 .9169 118.3 8 96.0 39 68.9 115 .5942 68 105.6 86 102.2 72 .5997 80
15 Wichita St. 17-0 .9154 116.0 21 94.3 26 65.2 284 .5553 119 104.8 140 102.8 103 .5578 123
16 Virginia 12-4 .9151 107.3 110 87.3 2 63.5 331 .6291 26 105.7 77 101.0 23 .5783 95
17 Florida 13-2 .9150 114.7 25 93.3 19 64.2 319 .6091 48 105.0 129 101.0 24 .5901 85
18 Florida St. 11-4 .9009 106.9 120 88.2 6 69.3 97 .6341 25 106.5 46 101.6 40 .5832 90
19 Michigan 11-4 .8966 117.9 11 97.7 65 64.2 318 .5896 76 105.0 126 101.8 45 .5460 142
20 Cincinnati 15-2 .8966 106.2 132 88.0 4 65.3 279 .4603 248 103.6 218 105.1 257 .3795 314
21 San Diego St. 14-1 .8955 110.5 58 91.7 10 66.3 243 .5891 77 105.7 84 102.4 80 .5750 98
22 Tennessee 10-5 .8929 115.8 22 96.3 44 64.0 323 .5789 87 103.8 208 101.0 21 .5582 121
23 Duke 12-4 .8906 119.7 2 99.7 96 69.3 98 .6130 45 106.6 37 102.4 82 .5721 102
24 Saint Louis 15-2 .8865 104.7 165 87.5 3 68.2 149 .5244 167 104.1 189 103.2 124 .4737 221
25 Memphis 12-3 .8750 112.1 43 94.6 28 71.1 40 .5911 73 105.6 87 102.3 75 .4892 199

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