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Where Wisconsin basketball lands in latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

Wisconsin is flying up the rankings as they sit at 8-1 in the Big Ten and 16-4 overall with a showdown looming on Sunday against Purdue.

The Badgers moved up four spots this week, launching all the way to No. 6. On Sunday, they will meet the No. 2 team in the nation as Purdue travels to the Kohl Center with first place in the Big Ten on the line.

UConn retained the top spot as they sit at 18-2 overall on the year. The top ten consists of only a pair of Big Ten teams in Wisconsin and Purdue.

Wisconsin, Duke, Marquette, and Iowa State were the major risers in this week’s rankings.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire