MADISON -

The Wisconsin Badger men's basketaball team stays in fourth in the nation in the Associated Press poll released Monday.

Wisconsin's 12-0 start is its best in the modern era. The Badgers were also 12-0 to start the 1915-16 season.

This season is only the second time Wisconsin has been ranked in the AP Top 5.

The Badgers now get two weeks off for final exams and a holiday break before they host Prairie View A&M on Dec. 28.

Wisconsin opens the Big Ten season January 2nd at Northwestern.

AP Top 25 Poll:

1. Arizona

2. Syracuse

3. Ohio State

4. Wisconsin

5. Michigan State

6. Louisville

7. Oklahoma State

8. Villanova

9. Duke

10. Connecticut

11. Wichita State

12. Baylor

13. Oregon

14. North Carolina

15. Memphis

16. Florida

17. Iowa State

18. Kansas

19. Kentucky