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Badgers begin season outside of AP Top 25

Wisconsin ranked 33rd in preseason poll

MADISON - The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team is ranked 33rd in the Associated Press preseason poll released Wednesday.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' preseason 2017-18 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2016-17 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last year's final ranking:
                        Record   Pts Prv
 1. Duke (33)             28-9   1572   7
 2. Michigan St. (13)     20-15  1520  NR
 3. Arizona (18)          32-5   1506   4
 4. Kansas (1)            31-5   1439   3
 5. Kentucky              32-6   1340   6
 6. Villanova             32-4   1284   1
 7. Wichita St.           31-5   1270  19
 8. Florida               27-9   1100  20
 9. North Carolina        33-7   1047   5
10. Southern Cal          26-10   995  NR
11. West Virginia         28-9    840  13
12. Cincinnati            30-6    837  18
13. Miami                 21-12   836  NR
14. Notre Dame            26-10   814  14
15. Minnesota             24-10   642  NR
16. Louisville            25-9    570  10
17. Xavier                24-14   544  NR
18. Gonzaga               37-2    500   2
19. Northwestern          24-12   473  NR
20. Purdue                27-8    362  15
21. UCLA                  31-5    340   8
22. Saint Mary's (Cal)    29-5    333  22
23. Seton Hall            21-12   274  NR
24. Baylor                27-8    167  12
25. Texas A&M             16-15   130  NR
   Others receiving votes: Alabama 86, Virginia 57, Rhode Island 49, TCU 46, Providence 34, Missouri 19, Virginia Tech 16, Wisconsin 14, Butler 13, Texas 10, Maryland 7, Oklahoma 7, Nevada 7, Michigan 6, Dayton 5, Middle Tennessee 4, SMU 3, Oakland 2, Oregon 2, South Carolina 1, Harvard 1, UCF 1.

 


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