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Badgers up to #8 in nation

Published On: Dec 02 2013 05:20:22 PM CST

MADISON -

The Wisconsin Badger men's basketball team is ranked eighth in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll released Monday.

The Badgers are off to an 8-0 start and play at Virginia in the Big Ten-ACC challenge Wednesday night. If Wisconsin wins, it'll be the 300th victory for Bo Ryan as Badgers' head coach.

Michigan State remains the number one ranked team in the country.

Marquette was ranked 25th last week, but the Golden Eagles fell out of the rankings and didn't receive any votes this week.  Marquette plays at Wisconsin Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.

Here are the top 25 teams ranked in the AP Poll this week (rank, school, record, points, last week)

1. Michigan St. (63)      7-0  1,623   1
 2. Arizona (2)            7-0  1,547   4
 3. Kentucky               7-1  1,473   3
 4. Syracuse               7-0  1,375   8
 5. Ohio St.               6-0  1,340   7
 6. Kansas                 6-1  1,240   2
 7. Louisville             6-1  1,139   9
 8. Wisconsin              8-0  1,094  10
 9. Oklahoma St.           7-1  1,070   5
10. Duke                   6-2  1,021   6
11. Wichita St.            8-0    911  12
12. UConn                  7-0    836  13
13. Oregon                 7-0    801  14
14. Villanova              7-0    785   --
15. Florida                6-1    758  15
16. Memphis                5-1    748  21
17. Iowa St.               5-0    623  17
18. UCLA                   7-0    548  19
19. Gonzaga                7-1    380  11
20. Baylor                 7-1    377  18
21. UMass                  6-0    274  24
22. Michigan               5-2    223  22
23. Iowa                   7-1    171  23
24. San Diego St.          5-1    150   --
25. Dayton                 6-1     90   --

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