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Marquette, Wisconsin both rank Top 20 in AP preseason poll

Marquette, Wisconsin both rank Top 20 in AP preseason poll

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Writers are choosing both Marquette and Wisconsin among the nation's 20 best college basketball teams as the season tips off.

The Associated Press hcose Marquette No. 17 and Wisconsin No. 20 in its preseason poll released Thursday.

Marquette is the only team from the revamped Big East to make the poll, while Wisconsin has Big Ten brethren Michigan State (2), Michigan (7) and Ohio State (11) in the poll.

The following are the Top 25 matchups each team has this season, based on these rankings:
- Nov. 12: (10) Florida at (20) Wisconsin
- Nov. 16: (11) Ohio State at (17) Marquette
- Dec. 4: (20) Wisconsin at (24) Virginia
- Dec. 7: (17) Marquette at (20) Wisconsin
- Jan. 18: (7) Michigan at (20) Wisconsin
- Feb. 1: (11) Ohio State at (20) Wisconsin
- Feb. 9: (2) Michigan State at (20) Wisconsin
- Feb. 16: (20) Wisconsin at (7) Michigan

Preseason rankings (courtesy of the Associated Press)

1.  Kentucky
2.  Michigan St.
3.  Louisville
4.  Duke
5.  Kansas
6.  Arizona
7.  Michigan
8T.  Oklahoma St.
8T.  Syracuse
10.  Florida
11.  Ohio St.
12.  North Carolina
13.  Memphis
14.  VCU
15.  Gonzaga
16.  Wichita St.
17.  Marquette
18.  UConn   
19.  Oregon
20.  Wisconsin
21.  Notre Dame
22.  UCLA
23.  New Mexico
24.  Virginia
25.  Baylor

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.