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Wisconsin Badgers news: Post-NCAA championship talk and what's next

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What a season by the Badgers. Here's what's next for Wisconsin, with a little spring football talk mixed in.

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Men's Basketball

Where do early 2015-16 top 25 rankings have the Badgers?

1. College Basketball Talk

NBC Sports has Wisconsin ranked 20th in its early top 25. Maybe the Badgers will find a gem in their most recent recruiting class.

2. CBS Sports

The Badgers are ranked 17th in CBS Sports' top 25. Even with the possibility of Dekker leaving, Gary Parrish writes Bo Ryan will continue to make Wisconsin a threat.

3. ESPN

ESPN, which ranked Wisconsin 25th citing similar reasons as Parrish, feels that Ryan will be able to keep the Badgers relevant even with a host of player departures.

4. SB Nation

The Badgers find themselves ranked 20th in SB Nation's early top 25. Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes still are formidable players for opponents and will make Wisconsin dangerous.

A compiled montage of all the questionable calls from the national championship | Uproxx

While I might be coming off as a bit salty, Monday night's hotly debated officiating has remained a controversial topic. I personally don't believe it was the difference-maker, but it's always tough to watch. I give officials a lot of credit because they have a very difficult job, but on a national stage like the NCAA championship, you have got to perform better.

Especially on something like this:

Football

Badgers football: Everything you need to know about spring practice | Madison.com

You know the old saying, there are two seasons in Wisconsin: basketball and football. Wait, is that right? Whatever, roll with it.

Here are three main takeaways from Madison.com's recap of the first portion of Wisconsin spring football. Practices resumed this week after spring break, and the spring game will be April 25 at Camp Randall Stadium.

1. Freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook's stock is rising

Madison.com reports the true freshman got his first reps on March 25, but advanced his way to a few second-team reps in a scrimmage on March 27. As of now, Bart Houston and D.J. Gillins are still second on the depth chart, but don't be surprised if Hornibrook begins to cut into their reps.

2. Running backs coach John Settle likes his No. 2 back

Settle recently said how impressed he has been with converted defensive back Dare Ogunbowale. The new running back appears to have worked his way into No. 2 on the depth chart behind Corey Clement.

3. Tanner McEvoy is being used everywhere

McEvoy, who last year started the season at quarterback, is currently penciled in as the first-team safety along with Michael Caputo. The athletic redshirt senior is also taking some snaps at wide receiver.