Wisconsin (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) lost to Minnesota at the Kohl Center on Jan. 3 but rebounded to blowout Penn State on the road on Sunday night. The win in State College was apparently not enough to sway AP voters to keep the Badgers in this week’s poll, however.
Michigan (No. 2), Michigan State (No. 6), Ohio State (No. 16) and Indiana (No. 22) represent the Big Ten currently in the poll, with Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland all receiving votes this week.
This week, the Badgers welcome unranked Purdue to the Kohl Center for some Friday night basketball action (8 p.m. CT, FS1).