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Badgers see significant jump in latest AP Top 25 poll

The Badgers had two strong conference wins last week to start up Big Ten play.

Syndication: Journal Sentinel Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Fresh off a 2-0 week with wins over the Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Wisconsin Badgers are climbing up the ranks in the AP Top 25, being named at No. 15 this week.

Standing at No. 15, the Badgers jumped up six spots this week, the third most of any team, and now have their highest ranking of the season.

In their two wins this past week, the Badgers dropped 83 and 88 points, respectively, marking the first time since 2015 that Wisconsin has scored 80 points in back-to-back games.

Wisconsin is one of three Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25, joining the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers and the No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini, who dropped one spot this week after losing 83-78 to Purdue.

Looking to continue their four-game winning streak, the Badgers will take to Ohio State on the road on Wednesday before returning home for a weekend matchup against Northwestern.

In addition to being ranked at No. 15 in the AP Top 25, the Badgers were listed at No. 13 in this week’s NET rankings and No. 12 in the KenPom rankings.