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2014-15 college basketball polls: Wisconsin widely considered top-5 team

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Also, this year's final USA TODAY coaches poll has the Badgers at No. 4.

Tom Pennington

Perhaps the sting of Saturday night still strikes you. Perhaps you need an early-week pick-me-up. Or perhaps you're just bored.

Either way, this year's slate of "way too early" polls for next year are out! And they're favorable to Wisconsin! Go crazy!

C.J. Moore, Bleacher Report: No. 1 (slideshow forgiven!)

Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports: No. 3

Rob Dauster, NBCSports.com: No. 3

Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead: No. 3

Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com: No. 3

Eamonn Brennan, ESPN.com: No. 4

Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo!: No. 4

Final 2013-14 USA TODAY Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS PREV HI/LOW
1 Connecticut Huskies (30) 32-8 791 19 10/NR
2 Kentucky Wildcats (1) 29-11 759 22 1/NR
3 Florida Gators 36-3 735 1 1/19
4 Wisconsin Badgers 30-8 704 15 3/24
5 Arizona Wildcats 33-5 637 5 1/5
6 Michigan Wolverines 28-9 594 8 8/NR
7 Wichita State Shockers (1) 35-1 583 2 2/16
8 Michigan State Spartans 29-9 553 13 1/22
9 Louisville Cardinals 31-6 545 3 2/14
10 Virginia Cavaliers 30-7 539 4 4/NR
11 Iowa State Cyclones 28-8 457 9 7/NR
12 San Diego State Aztecs 31-5 453 11 5/NR
13 Villanova Wildcats 29-5 367 7 3/NR
14 Kansas Jayhawks 25-10 341 10 2/20
15 UCLA Bruins 28-9 297 23 17/NR
16 Duke Blue Devils 26-9 276 6 4/20
17 Syracuse Orange 28-6 263 12 1/12
18 Baylor Bears 26-12 246 NR 9/NR
18 Dayton Flyers 26-11 246 NR --
20 Creighton Bluejays 27-8 190 16 10/NR
21 North Carolina Tar Heels 24-10 156 18 11/NR
22 Cincinnati Bearcats 27-7 126 14 7/NR
23 Tennessee Volunteers 24-13 122 NR --
24 Stanford Cardinal 23-13 104 NR --
25 Saint Louis Billikens 27-7 75 21 8/NR
Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico 50; Oklahoma 33; Memphis 23; Harvard 21; Ohio State 21; Oregon 14; Texas 12; Virginia Commonwealth 11; Pittsburgh 10; Gonzaga 10; St. Joseph?s 9; Stephen F. Austin 7; Southern Methodist 7; Minnesota 7; Florida State 4; Clemson 1; North Dakota State 1.