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College basketball rankings: Wisconsin continues climb in AP Top 25, Coaches Polls

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For the first time this season, zero Big Ten teams made the AP poll's top 10.

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As Wisconsin continues to stave off the bad voodoo that knocked it far away from NCAA tournament top-seed territory, the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Polls have responded accordingly. The Badgers are now a fringe top-15 team, placing 16th in the AP poll and 18th in the coaches.

An impressive 2-0 week is to thank, as Wisconsin took down Minnesota on Thursday and then set forth a thoroughly impressive victory over Michigan on Sunday. This week's poll standings are UW's highest since it landed at No. 14/13 on Jan. 27.

Wisconsin's off until Saturday, when it faces No. 15 Iowa in a huge road contest.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, from where for the first time all season, there was no representative in the AP's top 10 :

  • Michigan State: No. 13 in the AP, No. 14 in the coaches
  • Iowa: No. 15 in both
  • Michigan: No. 20 in both
  • Ohio State: No. 24 in the AP, No. 23 in the coaches

Head below for the full polls, as well as a roundup of bracketology.

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV
1 Syracuse Orange (64) 25-0 1624 1
2 Florida Gators (1) 23-2 1543 3
3 Wichita St. Shockers 27-0 1489 4
4 Arizona Wildcats 23-2 1427 2
5 Duke Blue Devils 20-5 1296 8
6 San Diego St. Aztecs 22-2 1232 5
7 Cincinnati Bearcats 23-3 1157 10
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 1129 7
9 Villanova Wildcats 22-3 1020 6
10 Saint Louis Billikens 23-2 1019 12
11 Creighton Bluejays 21-4 991 18
11 Louisville Cardinals 21-4 991 13
13 Michigan St. Spartans 21-5 788 9
14 Virginia Cavaliers 21-5 752 17
15 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-6 721 16
16 Wisconsin Badgers 21-5 609 21
17 Iowa St. Cyclones 19-5 597 11
18 Kentucky Wildcats 19-6 579 14
19 Texas Longhorns 20-5 577 19
20 Michigan Wolverines 18-7 421 15
21 Connecticut Huskies 20-5 382 24
22 Memphis Tigers 19-6 204 20
23 UCLA Bruins 20-5 169 NR
24 Ohio St. Buckeyes 20-6 133 22
25 Gonzaga Bulldogs 23-4 112 NR

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV
1 Syracuse Orange (32) 25-0 800 1
2 Florida Gators 23-2 752 4
3 Wichita St. Shockers 27-0 747 2
4 Arizona Wildcats 23-2 679 3
5 Louisville Cardinals 21-4 618 8
6 Duke Blue Devils 20-5 611 9
7 San Diego State 22-2 591 5
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 554 7
9 Cincinnati Bearcats 23-3 526 11
10 Saint Louis Bilikens 23-2 513 12
11 Villanova Wildcats 22-3 506 6
12 Creighton Bluejays 21-4 423 17
13 Virginia Cavaliers 21-5 416 16
14 Michigan St. Spartans 21-5 406 10
15 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-6 375 15
16 Kentucky Wildcats 19-6 302 13
17 Texas Longhorns 20-5 278 19
18 Wisconsin Badgers 21-5 255 21
19 Iowa State Cyclones 19-5 227 14
20 Michigan Wolverines 18-7 159 18
21 Connecticut Huskies 20-5 158 NR
22 Gonzaga Bulldogs 23-4 128 24
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 20-6 97 20
24 Memphis Tigers 19-6 85 22
25 UCLA Bruins 20-5 72 NR

Bracketology

ESPN: No. 3 (+1) vs. No. 14 Vermont in South (Memphis) regional (beginning in Milwaukee!)

CBS Sports: No. 3 (+1) vs. No. 14 Middle Tennessee State in East (New York) regional

USA TODAY: No. 3 vs. No. 14 Iona in South (Memphis) regional (beginning in Milwaukee!)

NBC Sports: No. 4 vs. No. 13 Iona in Midwest (Indianapolis)