The voters in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll have named Wisconsin the top team in college basketball for this week. The Badgers, who were number-three last week, moved past second-ranked Ohio State to take the top spot after last week's top-team, Florida, suffered a loss two days ago.
The results of the poll sets up a one-versus-two battle this Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, as the Buckeyes entertain the Badgers. Wisconsin beat Ohio State earlier in the season in Madison.
Wisconsin is 26-and-2 on the season and 12-and-1 in the Big-10, while Ohio State is 24-and-3 with a league record of 11-and-1. In the poll, the Badgers got 35 first-place votes and 17-hundred-and-47 points while the Buckeyes were given 31 first-place votes and 17-hundred-and-28 points. Number three Florida got four first-place votes this week, while fourth-ranked UCLA was given two. North Carolina is fifth this week.
The one-versus-two matchup this weekend is the first since last year, when then-number-one Duke beat number-two Texas. This marks the first time the Big-10 has had teams ranked 1-2.
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