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NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings and Big Ten Standings: Four Big Ten Teams in AP Top 25, Coaches Poll in Week 5

Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State are among the nation's best.

The Big Ten boasts four teams in the latest AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll. This week, Purdue holds the No. 1 position in both polls, with Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State also included. Michigan, which was ranked No. 24 in both polls last week, has fallen from both rankings.

Below are the current NCAA rankings and Big Ten standings entering Week 5. 

AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll - Week 5

<strong>AP Top 25</strong><strong>Coaches Poll</strong>

1. Purdue

1. Purdue

2. Baylor

2. Baylor

3. Duke

3. Duke

4. UCLA

4. UCLA

5. Gonzaga

5. Gonzaga

6. Villanova

6. Villanova

7. Texas

7. Kansas

8. Kansas

8. Arizona

9. Alabama

9. Alabama

10. Kentucky

10. Arkansas

11. Arizona

11. Texas

12. Arkansas

12. Kentucky

13. Tennessee

13. Houston

14. Houston

14. Tennessee

15. UConn

15. USC

16. USC

16. Florida

17. Iowa State

17. Wisconsin

18. Auburn

18. UConn

19. Michigan State

19. Iowa State

20. Florida

20. Michigan State

21. Ohio State

21. Auburn

22. Wisconsin

22. Ohio State

23. Seton Hall

23. BYU

24. BYU

24. LSU

25. LSU

25. Seton Hall

Others receiving votes: Colorado State 90, Xavier 78, Illinois 71, North Carolina 55, St. Bonaventure 37, Oklahoma 29, Memphis 14, Iowa 12, Michigan 11, San Francisco 10, Loyola Chicago 4, Indiana 3, Texas Tech 2

Others receiving votes: Colorado State 79, Illinois 41, St. Bonaventure 34, Texas Tech 29, Xavier 24, San Francisco 21, Michigan 18, Memphis 15, Providence 13, Iowa 13, North Carolina 12, Indiana 10, Oklahoma 7, Minnesota 7, Weber State 3, Wake Forest 2, Utah Valley 1, Wyoming 1, Loyola Chicago 1

Dropped from rankings: Memphis 18, Michigan 24

Dropped from rankings: Memphis 19, Michigan 24, St. Bonaventure 25

Big Ten Men's Basketball Standings

The following standings are accurate as of Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

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TeamConferenceOverallStreak

Illinois

2-0

7-2

W5

(1) Purdue

1-0

8-0

W8

Indiana

1-0

7-1

W1

Northwestern

1-0

6-2

W1

(21) Ohio State

1-0

6-2

W2

Minnesota

0-0

7-0

W7

(22) Wisconsin

0-0

7-1

W5

(19) Michigan State

0-0

7-2

W2

Michigan

0-0

5-3

W1

Maryland

0-1

5-4

L3

Nebraska

0-1

5-4

L2

Penn State

0-1

4-4

L2

Rutgers

0-1

4-4

L1

Iowa

0-2

7-2

L2

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