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College basketball rankings: Wisconsin stays put in AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll

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I've copied and pasted the title for this post the last three weeks. SOMEONE AHEAD OF WISCONSIN NEEDS TO LOSE!

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The Badgers (25-2, 13-1 Big Ten) are still ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches poll. They are still behind Duke (24-3, 11-3 ACC), Gonzaga (28-1, 16-0 WCC), UVA (25-1, 13-1 ACC) and Kentucky (27-0, 14-0 SEC) in the AP Poll and behind the Zags, Cavs and Cats in the Coaches. In fact, the top of the AP Poll has been the same for so long, Left Shark wasn't even a thing the last time the top seven teams were different.

Wisconsin travelled to Penn State (15-13, 3-12 Big Ten) and gutted out a victory over D.J. Newbill and company and completed the week against an overmatched Minnesota squad for their tenth straight conference victory.

Maryland (22-5, 10-4 Big Ten) is the only other Big Ten team ranked in both polls, while Michigan State (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten) sneaked into the Coaches Poll at No. 25 this week while riding a four game winning streak. Ohio State (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten) dropped out of both polls, but are still receiving votes, after their disgraceful showing in Ann Arbor on Sunday. Wither art thou, D'Angelo Russell? Purdue (18-9, 10-4 Big Ten) received four votes in the Coaches Poll because why the hell not, that's why. Needless to say, Purdue fans are excited.

The Badgers start their toughest stretch of the season on Tuesday night, traveling to College Park, Maryland to match up with the ranked Terps and freshman sensation Melo Trimble. Game tips at 6 p.m. CT and will be aired on ESPN. If the Badgers win, they will clinch at least a share of the B1G regular season title (*squeals with joy*). They return home Sunday afternoon, for Senior Day, to battle Michigan State at 3 p.m. CT potentially with their full complement of players for the first time since January 7th.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 27-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 25-1 1526 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 28-1 1471 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 24-3 1448 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 25-2 1390 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 25-2 1306 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 24-3 1228 7
8 Kansas Jayhawks 22-5 1111 8
9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-4 1109 9
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 26-2 1032 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 25-3 930 13
12 Iowa State Cyclones 20-6 887 14
13 Utah Utes 21-5 876 9
14 Maryland Terrapins 22-5 695 16
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-8 655 15
16 Oklahoma Sooners 19-8 622 17
17 Louisville Cardinals 21-6 613 12
18 Arkansas Razorbacks 22-5 564 18
19 Baylor Bears 20-7 473 20
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 21-6 453 23
21 SMU Mustangs 22-5 357 21
21 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 21-6 182 25
23 Butler Bulldogs 19-8 165 19
24 San Diego State Aztecs 22-6 117 27
25 Providence Friars 19-8 72 28
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 58, Michigan St. 56, Murray St. 42, Oklahoma St. 25, Ohio St. 12, Murray St. 20, Valparaiso 10, Texas A&M 8, Rhode Island 3, S.F. Austin 2, Texas 1, Oregon 1

USA TODAY Coaches' Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (32) 27-0 800 1
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 28-1 746 2
3 Virginia Cavaliers 25-1 725 3
4 Wisconsin Badgers 25-2 709 4
5 Duke Blue Devils 24-3 690 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 25-2 648 6
7 Arizona Wildcats 24-3 603 7
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 24-4 552 10
9 Kansas Jayhawks 22-5 530 8
10 Northern Iowa Panthers 26-2 506 11
11 Wichita State Shockers 25-3 460 13
12 Utah Utes 21-5 442 9
13 Iowa State Cyclones 20-6 425 14
14 Maryland Terrapins 22-5 347 15
15 Louisville Cardinals 21-6 655 12
16 Arkansas Razorbacks 22-5 622 17
17 Oklahoma Sooners 19-8 288 17
18 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-8 272 18
19 West Virginia Mountaineers 21-6 214 22
20 Baylor Bears 20-7 202 20
21 SMU Mustangs 22-5 178 21
22 San Diego State Aztecs 22-6 99 25
23 Butler Bulldogs 19-8 73 19
24 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 21-6 70 26
25 Michigan State Spartans 19-8 48 29
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 31, Providence 28, Murray St. 23, Valparaiso 16, Ohio State 10, Oklahoma St. 10, S.F. Austin 9, Texas A&M 6, Davidson 4, Oregon 4, Purdue 4, Ole Miss 3, Boise State 2, Colorado St. 2