How they voted: Badgers in 2014 AP basketball poll (Week 5)

BY Dave Heller • December 10, 2014

With the Wisconsin football season all but over and the basketball team coming off a week in which it dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, I thought it would be a good idea to bring back this feature (which I do for the football team).

The last time I did this was after Week 1 (preseason) and not much really changed -- at least significantly -- since. However, that all changed this week after Wisconsin lost at home to Duke and then played a low-scoring game against Marquette.

As mentioned, the Badgers only dropped three spots in the rankings. However, every voter but three moved the Badgers down on their ballot -- the biggest fall was seven spots by John Feinstein (2 to 9), but there were also a couple who moved UW down six (including 1 to 7 by Scott Mansch).

The biggest surprise was that two voters moved Wisconsin up from the previous weel (and maybe a little more shock on who did so): Ron Morris (9 to 8) and Scott Wolf (5 to 4). Go figure.

Here's a comparison of the last two weeks:

Voter Week 5 Week 4
Jerry Carino, Gannett/New Jesey 3 2
B.J. Rains, Idaho Press-Tribune 4 2
Brandon Marcello, Alabama media group 4 2
Bret Stretlow, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer 4 2
Chris Goff, Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette 4 3
Doug Haller, The Arizona Republic 4 2
Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer 4 2
Jason Smith, The Commerical Appeal 4 4
Joe Juliano, Philadelphia Inquirer 4 4
John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye 4 2
Marcus Jackson, Champaign News-Gazette 4 2
Mark Berman, Roanoke Times 4 2
Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News 4 5
Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated 4 3
Steve Pivovar, Omaha World-Herald 4 2
Tyson Alger, Oregonian 4 4
Andrew Carter, The News & Observer 5 2
Ben Fredrickson, Knoxville News Sentinel 5 3
Brian Howell, Daily Camera 5 3
Cecil Hunt, The Tuscaloosa News 5 3
Chris Lang, Lynchburg News & Advance 5 3
Christian Caple, Tacoma News Tribune 5 3
Cormac Gordon, Staten Island Advance 5 2
Daniel Shirley, Macon Telegraph 5 3
Dave Borges, New Haven Register 5 1
Gary Williams, Comcast SportsNet 5 2
Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal 5 3
J.P. Butler, Olean Times Herald 5 3
Joey Johnston, Tampa Tribune 5 4
John McNamara, The Capital 5 2
Kelly Hines, Tulsa World 5 2
Kevin Lyttle, Austin American-Statesman 5 2
Matt McCoy, WTVN-AM 5 2
Matt Vatour, Daily Hampshire Gazette 5 4
Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5 2
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette 5 4
Soren Petro, WHB-AM 5 1
T.J. Were, WJTV-TV 5 4
Terry Toohey, Delaware County Daily Times 5 2
Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World 5 3
Aaron Brenner, The Post and Courier 6 2
Dick Vitale, ABC/ESPN 6 3
Fletcher Mackel, WDSU-TV 6 2
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune 6 2
Jay Faraudo, Bay Area News Group 6 2
Jim Benson, Bloomington Pantagraph 6 2
John Werner, Waco Tribune-Herald 6 3
Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun 6 2
Rick Bozich, WDRB-TV 6 2
Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star 6 3
Chris Dachille, WBAL-TV 7 4
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal 7 4
Joe Rexrode, Detroit Free Press 7 3
Kevin McNamara, Providence Journal 7 3
Kieran Darcy, ESPN.com 7 3
Randy Rosetta, The Times-Picayune 7 3
Scott Mansch, Great Falls Tribune 7 1
Steve Wiseman, Durham Herald-Sun 7 2
Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 8 2
Doug Doughty, The Roanoke Times 8 4
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News 8 3
Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 8 3
Ron Morris, The State 8 9
John Feinstein, National Public Radio 9 2
Bill Knight, El Paso Times n/a 4

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