Four Big Ten teams in top 20 in latest AP top 25

Four Big Ten teams in top 20 in latest AP top 25
February 24, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Vinnie Duber

As the unpredictability of this year's Big Ten keeps striking, the numbers in front of the conference's top teams keep changing.

This week, it's Wisconsin on top, the highest-ranked of the five ranked Big Ten teams, a list that includes four top-20 teams.

The Badgers jumped up from No. 16 to No. 14 in the latest AP poll, leading the way following their road win at Iowa on Saturday.

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Michigan, meanwhile, jumped up four spots from No. 20 to No. 16 following its big win over Michigan State on Sunday in Ann Arbor. Those two losers were next on the list, with the Spartans dropping from No. 13 to No. 18 and the Hawkeyes falling from No. 15 to No. 20.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the conference's fifth ranked team, moving up two spots from No. 24 to No. 22.

These five teams have shuffled around the top 25 all season long thanks to games mainly against one another. But as the season winds down to its final two weeks, there are only two meetings between the five left on the schedule. Iowa travels to Michigan State on March 6, and Michigan State visits Ohio State three days later. If all goes well for Wisconsin and Michigan, they could avoid a fall in the top 25 before the end of the regular season.