Wisconsin finishes regular season at No. 24 in AP poll

MADISON, Wis. — Following a 59-57 loss to Iowa and a 66-49 victory over Minnesota, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team fell two spots to No. 24 in the latest Associated Press poll.

AP Top 25
1. Kansas (59) 28-3
2. Villanova (2) 28-3
3. UCLA (3) 28-3
4. Gonzaga (1) 30-1
5. Oregon 27-4
6. North Carolina 26-6
7. Arizona 27-4
8. Kentucky 26-5
9. Baylor 25-6
10. Louisville 24-7
11. West Virginia 24-7
12. SMU 27-4
13. Purdue 25-6
14. Duke 23-8
15. Cincinnati 27-4
16. Florida State 24-7
17. Florida 24-7
18. Butler 23-7
19. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 27-3
20. Wichita State 30-4
21. Virginia 21-9
22. Notre Dame 23-8
23. Iowa State 20-10
24. Wisconsin 23-8
25. Maryland 24-7

Wisconsin is the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament taking place from Washington, D.C. and will await the winner of Iowa and Indiana on Friday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup.

Wisconsin falls to No. 9 in final AP poll

MADISON, Wis. — After a 24-16 win over Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl, Wisconsin fell one spot to No. 9 in the season’s final Associated Press poll released Tuesday.

The other Big Ten teams ahead of the Badgers on the list (Ohio State, Penn State) remained ahead of Wisconsin in the final poll, despite getting blown out in their respective bowl games.

Final AP Top 25
1. Clemson
2, Alabama
3. USC
4. Washington
5. Oklahoma
6. Ohio State
7. Penn State
8. Florida State
9. Wisconsin
10, Michigan
11. Oklahoma State
12. Stanford
13. LSU
14. Florida
15. Western Michigan
16. Virginia Tech
17. Colorado
18. West Virginia
19. USF
20. Miami (Fla.)
21. Louisville
22. Tennessee
23. Utah
24. Auburn
25. San Diego State

Wisconsin drops to No. 6 in AP poll, rises to No. 5 in Coaches poll

MADISON, Wis. — In the eyes of the Associated Press, the Wisconsin football team’s win over Minnesota wasn’t as impressive as Washington’s body of work, with the Huskies jumping to fourth and the Badgers sliding one spot to fifth.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (61)
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Michigan
6. Wisconsin
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado
10. USC
11. Oklahoma State
12. Florida State
13. Western Michigan
14. West Virginia
15. Florida
16. Louisville
17. Stanford
18. Auburn
19. Virginia Tech
20. Navy
21. LSU
22. Iowa
23. Nebraska
24. South Florida
25. Pittsburgh

Coaches Poll Top 25
1. Alabama (64)
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Wisconsin
6. Michigan
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado
10. Oklahoma State
11. USC
12. Florida State
13. West Virginia
14. Western Michigan
15. Louisville
16. Florida
17. Stanford
18. Virginia Tech
19. Auburn
20. Navy
21. LSU
22. Nebraska
23. South Florida
24. Utah
25. Iowa

Badgers up to 5th in AP poll, remain 6th in Coaches poll

MADISON, Wis. — Another win, another week moving up in the Associated Press poll. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 49-20 on Saturday to move up one spot to No. 5.

Wisconsin’s new ranking means the Big Ten has three teams ranked in the top five for the first time in 56 years. Louisville’s loss to Houston Thursday night meant a drop of eight spots for the Cardinals to No. 11.

AP Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. Clemson
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Washington
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Penn State
  9. Colorado
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Louisville
  12. USC
  13. Florida
  14. Western Michigan
  15. Florida State
  16. Auburn
  17. Nebraska
  18. Houston
  19. West Virginia
  20. Boise State
  21. Utah
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Washington State
  24. Tennessee
  25. LSU

Wisconsin’s win over Purdue didn’t sway enough of the coaches to put the Badgers ahead of the other UW, Washington.

USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Michigan
  5. Washington
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Penn State
  9. Colorado
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Louisville
  12. USC
  13. Florida
  14. Florida State
  15. Nebraska
  16. Auburn
  17. West Virginia
  18. Western Michigan
  19. Boise State
  20. Utah
  21. Houston
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Washington State
  24. Tennessee
  25. North Carolina

UW moves up to 6th in AP and Coaches polls

MADISON, WIs. — After a 48-3 throttling of Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday afternoon, pollsters from both the Associated Press and USA Today Amway have placed Wisconsin sixth.

The No. 6 ranking is a jump of one spot from No. 7 last week. The Big Ten conference is represented by four schools in the top 10 of both polls, as has been the case for much of the season.

AP Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Penn State
  10. West Virginia
  11. Utah
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Western Michigan
  15. USC
  16. LSU
  17. Florida State
  18. Auburn
  19. Nebraska
  20. Washington State
  21. Florida
  22. Boise State
  23. Texas A&M
  24. San Diego State
  25. Troy

USA Today Coaches poll Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. West Virginia
  10. Penn State
  11. Utah
  12. Colorado
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. LSU
  15. Florida State
  16. Auburn
  17. Nebraska
  18. Florida
  19. USC
  20. Washington State
  21. Western Michigan
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Boise State
  24. North Carolina
  25. San Diego State

Wisconsin up to No. 7 in AP, Coaches polls

MADISON, Wis. — Coming off a 21-7 win over Northwestern, the Wisconsin football team jumped up one spot to No. 7 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls.

AP Poll

1. Alabama (60)
2. Michigan (1)
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Louisville
6. Ohio State
7. Wisconsin
8. Auburn
9. Oklahoma
10. Texas A&M
11. West Virginia
12. Penn State
13. Utah
14. Western Michigan
15. North Carolina
16. Colorado
17. Oklahoma State
18. Virginia Tech
19. LSU
20. Florida State
21. Nebraska
22. Florida
23. Washington State
24. Boise State
25. Baylor

USA Today Coaches Poll

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Michigan
4. Washington
5. Ohio State
6. Louisville
7. Wisconsin
8. Auburn
9. Oklahoma
10. West Virginia
11. Texas A&M
12. Utah
13. North Carolina
14. Penn State
15. Colorado
16. Florida
17. Oklahoma State
18. Florida State
19. LSU
20. Nebraska
21. Western Michigan
22. Virginia Tech
23. Washington State
24. Boise State
25. Baylor

Badgers ranked No. 9 in preseason AP basketball poll

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin men’s basketball team will open the season as the ninth best team in the nation, according to Monday’s preseason Associated Press poll.

It’s the highest preseason ranking for Wisconsin since the 2014-15 season (No. 3) with the likes of Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker. Wisconsin is the top-ranked team from the Big Ten conference, with the full list below:

AP preseason poll

  1. Duke
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Oregon
  6. North Carolina
  7. Xavier
  8. Virginia
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
  11. Indiana
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. UCLA
  17. St. Mary’s
  18. Connecticut
  19. Syracuse
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Creighton
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Iowa State
  25. Maryland

OSU remains No. 2, UW drops to 10 in AP poll

MADISON, Wis. — A 30-23 overtime loss to Ohio State only cost Wisconsin two spots in the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday afternoon, as the Badgers become the 10th-ranked team in the nation.

Alabama received 60 of the 61 first-place votes to remain atop the poll, while Ohio State remained in the No. 2 position after surviving Wisconsin at Camp Randall Saturday night. The entire poll is below.

1. Alabama (60 first-place votes)
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan (1)
4. Clemson
5. Washington
6. Texas A&M
7. Louisville
8. Nebraska
9. Baylor
10. Wisconsin
11. Houston
12. West Virginia
13. Florida State
14. Boise State
15. Florida
16. Oklahoma
17. Arkansas
18. Tennessee
19. Utah
20. Western Michigan
21. Auburn
22. North Carolina
23. Ole Miss
24. Navy
25. LSU

UW jumps to No. 8 during bye week AP poll

MADISON, Wis. — When the University of Wisconsin hosts Ohio State Saturday night, they’ll be the No. 8 team in the nation after jumping three spots in the Associated Press poll released Monday.

Wisconsin comes out of a bye week to face No. 2 Ohio State, which didn’t move after a 38-17 win over Indiana on Saturday.

The Badgers are 4-1 overall this season, with the lone loss coming to Michigan last week. Wisconsin has yet to break into the top seven, but was ranked eighth following a 30-6 win over Michigan State on Sept. 24.

The rest of the AP Top 25 is as follows:

  1. Alabama (56 first-place votes)
  2. Ohio State (2)
  3. Clemson (2)
  4. Michigan (1)
  5. Washington
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Louisville
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Tennessee
  10. Nebraska
  11. Baylor
  12. Ole Miss
  13. Houston
  14. Florida State
  15. Boise State
  16. Miami
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. Florida
  19. Oklahoma
  20. West Virginia
  21. Utah
  22. Arkansas
  23. Auburn
  24. Western Michigan
  25. Navy