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Wisconsin men’s basketball: AP Poll Week 15

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Somehow, someway the Badgers are still ranked, baby!

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Folks, THIS IS MARCH!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, now that that is out of the way, let’s look at the AP Poll, where miracle of miracles — almost depressingly so — our beloved Wisconsin Badgers are somehow still in it.

Big Ten

Michigan → No. 2
Illinois → No. 4
Iowa → No. 5
Ohio State → No. 7
Purdue → No. 23
Wisconsin → No. 25

Nationwide View

  • DOWN GOES BAYLOR! The Kansas Jayhawks finally decided to wake up and remember that they were Kansas, and they beat previously unbeaten Baylor, 71-58. Obviously, the Bears are still one of the best teams in the country, and only dropped one spot to No. 3. But it does mean that there is only one undefeated team left in the country: the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
  • The Arkansas Razorbacks had the biggest rise in the polls, moving up eight spots into the No. 12 slot. The Razorbacks beat the Crimson Tide 81-66 in the middle of the week and outlasted the LSU Tigers this weekend to keep up their six-game winning streak. The Razorbacks can’t catch Alabama for the SEC regular season title, but Arkansas is on a hot streak and will hope to keep momentum going for the tournament.
  • Going the opposite direction are the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners dropped nine spots this week into No. 16 after two defeats to a woeful Kansas State squad and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who rocketed up to No. 17 in the country after the 94-90 thriller. If you are hoping to see how the Sooners can bounce back against a good team, good news: they play the Pokes once again tonight.

New Teams

AP Poll → No. 17 Oklahoma State, No. 23 Purdue, No. 24 Colorado

Drop Outs

AP Poll → USC, Missouri, Tennessee