The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team dropped one spot to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press top-25 poll, released Monday.

More Badgers coverage

Wisconsin improved to 10-2 after defeating Indiana 80-73 in double overtime Thursday. It was the Badgers’ only contest of the past week.

After taking down Minnesota on Wednesday, undefeated Michigan (10-0) passed up Wisconsin in the rankings, sliding up three spots to No. 7 overall.

The Badgers and Wolverines collide at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Crisler Center.

Elsewhere in the poll, Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop for the seventh consecutive week in the regular season.

The Zags received 63 of 64 first-place votes from a national media panel, and the Bears had the other one. Villanova, Texas and Iowa rounded out a top 5 that remained the same from last week.

Gonzaga (12-0) had two games last week and turned both into routs, beating BYU 86-69 and Portland 116-88. The Zags have won 16 straight, dating to last season.

Baylor (11-0) beat Oklahoma and TCU last week to hold at No. 2.

No. 25 Connecticut moved into the poll for the first time since reaching No. 18 in 2016-17.

Ohio State returned to the rankings at No. 21, while Rutgers and Florida State tumbled out from Nos. 15 and 25.

AP TOP 25 POLL — WEEK 8 (released Jan. 11)

RANK TEAM PV RANK
1 Gonzaga (12-0) 1
2 Baylor (11-0) 2
3 Villanova (8-1) 3
4 Texas (10-1) 4
5 Iowa (11-2) 5
6 Kansas (10-2) 6
7 Michigan (10-0) 10
8 Creighton (10-2) 7
9 Wisconsin (10-2) 8
10 Tennessee (9-1) 9
11 Houston (10-1) 11
12 Clemson (9-1) 19
13 West Virginia (9-4) 14
14 Illinois (9-4) 12
15 Texas Tech (10-3) 18
16 Louisville (8-1) NR
17 Missouri (7-2) 13
18 Virginia (7-2) 22
19 Duke (5-2) 21
20 Virginia Tech (9-2) 19
21 Ohio State (9-3) NR
22 Oregon (9-2) 17
23 Minnesota (10-4) 16
24 St. Louis (7-1) 23
25 Connecticut (6-1) NR

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here