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

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A dominant week for the Badgers resulted in the team standing pat in both major polls.

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The top four teams ahead of the Wisconsin Badgers (21-2, 9-1 Big Ten) in the AP Top 25 poll remained unchanged, just UVA (21-1, 9-1 ACC) hopping Gonzaga (24-1, 12-0 WCC), and the top three teams ahead of UW in the Coaches Poll also stayed static. The Cavaliers, in particular, looked great last week, beating No. 12 UNC (18-6, 8-3 ACC) on the road and No. 9 Louisville (19-4, 7-3 ACC) at home.

Despite the impressive performance by the Badgers last week, pummeling Indiana (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten) by the score of 92-78 and rolling over Northwestern (10-13, 1-9 Big Ten) by 15 points, the pollsters were not impressed enough to move UW up in either of the polls. Wisconsin won both of those games while only going below 90 percent win probability for less than one minute all week. They remain at No. 5 in the AP and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll, staying in the top-10 for the 14th consecutive week.

So, we've got that going for us...which is nice.

Maryland and Ohio State are the only other two Big Ten teams in the rankings this week. The Terps (19-5, 7-4 Big Ten) are ranked No. 19 in both, while the Buckeyes (18-6, 7-4 B1G) are sitting at No. 23 in the AP and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll. Iowa (15-8, 6-4 B1G) and Indiana (17-7, 7-4 B1G) both barely missed the cut of both polls and are lurking to take a spot if someone else falters.

The Badgers are at Nebraska (13-10, 5-6 Big Ten) on Tuesday night (8 pm CT, ESPN) looking to avenge last season's lost in Lincoln and then host Illinois (16-8, 6-5 Big Ten) at noon CT on Sunday.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 23-0 1625 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers 21-1 1518 3
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 24-1 1486 2
4 Duke Blue Devils 20-3 1450 4
5 Wisconsin Badgers 21-2 1385 5
6 Villanova Wildcats 21-2 1294 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 20-3 1185 6
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-4 1171 8
9 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 1120 9
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 21-4 948 10
11 Utah Utes 18-4 946 13
12 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 871 12
13 Northern Iowa Panthers 22-2 846 14
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-5 842 11
15 Wichita State Shockers 21-3 743 16
16 Baylor Bears 18-5 694 19
17 Oklahoma Sooners 16-7 565 21
18 Butler Bulldogs 18-6 462 22
19 Maryland Terrapins 19-5 347 17
20 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 18-5 296 18
21 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16-7 273 38
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 18-5 273 15
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 18-6 271 20
24 Arkansas Razorbacks 18-5 221 28
25 SMU Mustangs 19-5 81 23
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1