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College basketball rankings: Badgers fall to No. 6 in AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll

I guess not playing for an entire week will adversely affect your poll position, huh?

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers enter week seven of the college basketball season sitting at No. 6 in the AP Top 25 poll. They were jumped this week by Virginia, who beat Cleveland State and Harvard. I don't know what you're into, but if you enjoy defensive basketball porn, the Cavaliers game against Harvard will get you going. They held the Crimson to 27 points and eight total field goals made. I seriously had to read that box score three times before I typed that last sentence. I would pay good money to see Virginia play Kentucky. Before this turns into a post for Streaking The Lawn, allow me to get back to UW. The Badgers are only 14 points behind UVa, and a win against Cal tonight will probably propel them back into the top five.

Wisconsin is in Berkeley to play Cal tonight at 8 p.m. CT. Phil and the fine Bears at California Golden Blogs have you covered if you need a preview of the game or just a reminder of who is on the team since Wisconsin hasn't played in nine days. The Badgers return home on Sunday to play Buffalo in their final non-conference tuneup of the season as well.

Other Big Ten teams in the polls include Maryland, Ohio State and definitely not Michigan. Kind of a rough non-conference for the Big Ten, don't ya think?

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1. Kentucky Wildcats (65) 12-0 1625 1
2. Duke Blue Devils 10-0 1548 2
3. Arizona Wildcats 12-0 1502 3
4. Louisville Cardinals 10-0 1344 4
5. Virginia Cavaliers 11-0 1336 6
6. Wisconsin Badgers 10-1 1322 5
7. Villanova Wildcats 11-0 1214 7
8. Gonzaga Bulldogs 12-1 1170 8
9. Texas Longhorns 10-1 1149 9
10. Kansas Jayhawks 9-1 1096 10
11. Wichita State Shockers 8-1 966 11
12. Iowa State Cyclones 9-1 821 13
13. Washington Huskies 10-0 798 16
14. Utah Utes 8-2 796 14
15. Maryland Terrapins 11-1 678 17
16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11-1 536 21
17. St. John's Red Storm 9-2 517 20
18. West Virginia Mountaineers 10-1 464 22
19. Oklahoma Sooners 7-3 436 15
20. North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 414 24
21. Ohio State Buckeyes 9-2 411 12
22. Baylor Bears 9-1 203 26
23. Northern Iowa Panthers 10-1 162 29
24. Colorado State Rams 11-0 144 28
25. TCU Horned Frogs 11-0 120 27


USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (30) 12-0 798 1
2 Duke (1) 10-0 761 2
3 Arizona (1) 12-0 743 3
4 Louisville 10-0 673 4
5 Virginia 11-0 668 5
6 Wisconsin 10-1 639 6
7 Villanova 11-0 617 7
8 Gonzaga 11-1 568 8
9 Texas 10-1 547 9
10 Kansas 9-1 536 10
11 Wichita State 8-1 451 11
12 Iowa St. 9-1 413 13
13 Washington 10-0 389 16
14 Utah 8-2 361 14
15 Maryland 11-1 322 18
16 Notre Dame 11-1 281 21
17 West Virginia 10-1 268 20
18 Ohio State 9-2 206 12
19 St. John's 9-1 205 23
20 Oklahoma 7-3 192 15
21 North Carolina 8-3 159 24
22 Baylor 9-1 106 26
23 San Diego State 8-3 97 17
24 Northern Iowa 10-1 86 27
25 Colorado State 11-0 70 28
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 40; California 35; TCU 29; Virginia Commonwealth 27; Minnesota 18; Miami (Fla.) 17; Michigan State 13; Arkansas 11; Seton Hall 9; Old Dominion 8; Oklahoma State 7; Indiana 7; Florida 6; LSU 5; Illinois 4; Butler 4; Penn State 3; Saint Mary's 1.