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College basketball rankings: Badgers fall to No. 7 in AP Top 25, No. 6 in USA Today Coaches Poll

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After a shocking loss to Rutgers, the Badgers fall three spots in the AP Top 25 poll and two spots in the Coaches Poll.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

A wild weekend in college basketball saw the Badgers (15-2 overall, 3-1 Big Ten) and Duke Blue Devils (14-1, 2-1 ACC), two top five teams, lose to unranked opponents. The Kentucky Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 SEC) were also taken to double overtime by Texas A&M (9-5, 0-2 SEC) in a shocker. Wisconsin fell three spots in the AP Top 25 poll to No. 7 and two spots to No. 6 in the Coaches Poll after going 1-1 last week.

The Badgers lost to Rutgers (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) on Sunday night while Frank Kaminsky missed the whole game and Traevon Jackson missed much of the second half due to injuries. They started the week on a high note however, beating Purdue (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) at home by seven points.

The only other B1G team in the AP poll this week is Maryland (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) staying at No. 14 despite losing to Illinois (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) early in the week. Ohio State (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten), Michigan State (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) and Indiana (12-4, 2-1 Big Ten) are in the others receiving votes category, with OSU and MSU just missing the top-25 at 26th and 27th respectively. In the Coaches Poll, OSU sneaks in at No. 25 and Maryland fell two spots to No. 11. MSU is still receiving votes.

Kentucky remains in the top spot for both polls, although they lost a few first place votes to fellow undefeated team Virginia (15-0, 3-0 ACC).

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (63) 15-0 1623 --
2 Virginia Cavaliers (2) 15-0 1561 +1
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 17-1 1446 +3
4 Duke Blue Devils 14-1 1432 -2
5 Villanova Wildcats 15-1 1358 +3
6 Louisville Cardinals 14-2 1264 -1
7 Wisconsin Badgers 15-2 1200 -3
8 Utah Utes 13-2 1185 +1
9 Kansas Jayhawks 13-2 1100 +3
10 Arizona Wildcats 14-2 1037 -3
11 Iowa State Cyclones 12-2 922 +6
12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 15-2 903 +1
13 Wichita State Shockers 14-2 832 +2
14 Maryland Terrapins 15-2 801 -3
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 13-4 719 +3
16 West Virginia Mountaineers 14-2 627 -2
17 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 13-3 578 +3
18 Oklahoma Sooners 11-4 485 -2
19 Arkansas Razorbacks 13-2 431 +4
20 Texas Longhorns 12-4 345 -10
21 Seton Hall Pirates 13-3 298 -2
22 Baylor Bears 12-3 278 -1
23 Northern Iowa Panthers 14-2 212 +3
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12-3 132 +2
25 Wyoming Cowboys 15-2 71 +1
Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 70, Michigan St. 67, Dayton 55, Providence 17, Indiana 15, LSU 12, St. John’s 10, Alabama 7, Georgetown 7, NC State 6, Green Bay 3, Syracuse 3, Butler 2, Oregon 2, San Diego St. 2, TCU 2, Colorado St. 1, Davidson 1, Hofstra 1, Old Dominion 1, SMU 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (31) 15-0 799 1
2 Virginia (1) 15-0 768 3
3 Gonzaga 16-1 713 7
4 Duke 14-1 698 2
5 Villanova 15-1 659 8
6 Wisconsin 15-2 604 4
7 Louisville 14-2 587 5
8 Utah 13-2 556 11
9 Arizona 14-2 548 6
10 Kansas 13-2 521 13
11 Maryland 15-2 455 9
12 Notre Dame 15-2 439 12
13 Iowa St. 12-2 418 16
14 Wichita State 14-2 390 15
15 West Virginia 14-2 330 14
16 North Carolina 12-4 328 17
17 Virginia Commonwealth 13-3 244 21
18 Oklahoma 11-4 202 18
19 Arkansas 13-2 196 25
20 Texas 12-4 184 10
21 Seton Hall 13-3 170 19
22 Northern Iowa 14-2 135 23
23 Baylor 12-3 116 22
24 Oklahoma State 12-3 51 30
25 Ohio State 13-4 47 20
Others receiving votes: Michigan State 35; Wyoming 28; Indiana 25; St. John?s 25; Dayton 22; Colorado State 20; Georgetown 19; Providence 16; Old Dominion 10; Stanford 10; Alabama 8; San Diego State 6; LSU 5; Southern Methodist 4; Syracuse 4; North Carolina State 2; Rhode Island 1; Saint Mary?s 1; Mississippi 1.