Feb. 11, 2013
MADISON, Wis. – For the first time in nearly three months, Wisconsin makes an appearance in the Associated Press Top-25 poll, coming in at No. 20 in the latest rankings. The Badgers are No. 19 in the USA Today/Coaches’ poll.
Following a pair of overtime wins, including an upset of then third-ranked Michigan on Saturday, Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3) returns to the AP poll for the first time since the week of Nov. 12.
Wisconsin now has 6 home wins over AP top-5 teams in the last 7 years, tied with Pittsburgh for the most in the nation over that span.
Indiana retained its spot as the nation’s top-ranked squad this week. The Big Ten Conference boasts five teams in the AP top-20, including four in the top 15 alone.
The Badgers return to the road this week to take on Minnesota on Thursday, Feb. 14. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN. UW will return home on Sunday, Feb. 19 to host No. 13/14 Ohio State at noon on CBS.