The Big Ten will enter conference play with three ranked teams.
Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana all stayed put in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday. The Badgers are ranked No. 14 with the Boilermakers and Hoosiers directly behind them at Nos. 15 and 16, respectively.
There weren’t many changes at the top of the poll, either. Undefeated Villanova remained at No. 1, followed by UCLA, Kansas, Baylor and Duke.
Three other Big Ten teams received votes in the poll, including Maryland, which missed the top 25 by one spot after receiving 40 points. Minnesota and Northwestern received 8 and 5 points, respectively.
The full top 25 is below:
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- St. Mary’s
- Florida State
- Notre Dame