Well, that was certainly a crazy week of college basketball in and around Madison, huh? The Wisconsin Badgers (13-9 overall, 6-5 B1G) finished off their tumultuous week with a huge win over the No. 14 Michigan State Spartans after starting the week with a crushing loss of both one game and one player.
Wisconsin received exactly zero votes in the AP Poll, which is no surprise considering they only received one vote last week, but were able to scrounge up three votes in the Coaches Poll after having none last week.
The B1G as a conference still had a bunch of ranked teams with the No. 9 in the AP Poll/and Coaches Poll Maryland Terrapins leading the way. They are followed by the No. 16/14 Michigan State Spartans, the No. 17/17 Iowa Hawkeyes, the No. 20/21 Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 22/20 Penn State Nittany Lions.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights fell out of both rankings but is still receiving votes in both polls. The Ohio State Buckeyes are also receiving votes in both polls while the Michigan Wolverines are receiving votes in the AP and Wisconsin and the Indiana Hoosiers have a few votes in the Coaches.
The top-fives in each poll are exactly the same now with the Baylor Bears at No. 1 followed by the Gonzaga Bulldogs, the Kansas Jayhawks, the undefeated San Diego State Aztecs and the Louisville Cardinals.
As far as other, more analytically inclined rankings go here is where Wisconsin is ranked (through 2/2/20):
Those rankings are still exactly where a team like the Badgers needs to be if they want to snag an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament, so I wouldn’t be too concerned about Wisconsin not receiving any votes in the AP Poll.
Wisconsin has a chance to build off their win over MSU with a couple more tough, but manageable, games this week. The Badgers travel to the Twin Cities on Wednesday for Brad Davison Appreciation Night and then host Ohio State on Sunday afternoon. Win those two and they should almost definitely be ranked next week.