Badgers Open at #21 In USA Today Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

The Big 10 gets much love in the first USA Today Coaches poll of the preseason. Indiana opens up at #1, followed by Ohio State at 4, Michigan at 5 and Michigan State at 14. And there are our very own Badgers checking in at #21. So at least going by the preseason poll, we should expect another top 5 finish in the conference for Bo Ryan and the Badgers. Here’s the complete poll:

Rank School (first-place votes) 2011-12 record Points Last year’s final ranking
1 Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2 Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3 Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4 Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5 Michigan 24-10 605 22
6
North Carolina State 24-13 581 20
7 Kansas 32-7 563 2
8 Duke 27-7 516 14
9 Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10 Florida 26-11 422 9
11 Arizona 23-12 411 NR
12 North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13 UCLA 19-14 396 NR
14 Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15 Creighton 29-6 325 21
16 Memphis 26-9 307 NR
17 Missouri 30-5 289 11
18 Baylor 30-8 266 8
19
UNLV 26-9 203 NR
20 San Diego State 26-8 196 NR
21 Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22 Gonzaga 26-7 166 NR
23 Notre Dame 22-12 122 NR
24 (tie) Florida State 25-10 61 15
24 (tie) Texas 20-14 61 NR

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