Wisconsin basketball drops in the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

After a split week with a victory against Minnesota and a loss to Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers dropped three spots to No. 18 in the latest USA TODAY Sports Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll.

It was a tough week for the Big Ten in the latest poll, as three teams fell out including Illinois from No. 24, Ohio State from No. 23 and Indiana from No. 19. Even Purdue dropped two spots to No. 3, after falling to Rutgers 65-64 last Monday.

The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll top 10 for this week includes Texas(10), Arizona(9), Gonzaga(8), Connecticut(7), UCLA(6), Tennessee(5), Alabama(4), Purdue(3), Kansas(2) and Houston(1).

The Badgers will have two chances to move up this week since they will match up against Michigan State and Indiana, who are some of the top teams outside the poll.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire