MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Despite losing two straight games, Wisconsin is still in the national men's basketball Top-10. The Badgers dropped from third-place to ninth in the new A-P media poll released Monday afternoon -- and they slid from third-to-eighth in the U-S-A Today coaches' poll. Wisconsin also dropped from first-place to sixth in the R-P-I Rankings that help determine N-C-A-A Tournament seeds.
That's after Bo Ryan's team lost at Indiana last Tuesday night, and at home to Michigan on Saturday. Wisconsin is now 16-and-2, as it gets ready to take on Minnesota Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
Arizona and Syracuse remain first-and-second in both polls. Both those teams are 18-and-0. Kansas is the new leader in the R-P-I Rankings at 13-and-4. Green Bay is now 44th with an undefeated Horizon League record and a 15-and-3 overall mark. The Phoenix jumped 11 places in the past week.
Marquette dropped from 89th to 108th in the R-P-I's, after losing at Butler on Saturday. U-W Milwaukee is 144th, a drop of 18 spots. The Milwaukee men play at Wright State tonight. And the Green Bay men host Oakland on Wednesday evening.