Wisconsin ranked No. 21 in preseason poll
OCT 17, 2012 12:19p ET
The Badgers return four of five starters — guard Josh Gassser, forward Mike Bruesewitz, forward Ryan Evans and center Jared Berggren. They also should benefit from the addition of highly touted freshman Sam Dekker, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sheboygan, Wis.
Despite the top 25 spot, Wisconsin is ranked behind four Big Ten teams.
Indiana is ranked No. 1 with 761 points and received 21 of 31 first-place votes. It is the Hoosiers' first top ranking since the end of the 1992-93 regular season.
Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan round out the top five. The Cardinals and Wildcats each received five first-place votes. Michigan State is No. 14.
The full USA Today top-25 is listed below:
4. Ohio State
6. North Carolina State
12. North Carolina
14. Michigan State
20. San Diego State
23. Notre Dame
T24. Florida State
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