MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin returned to the national Top-10 this afternoon. The Badgers jumped five places to Number-nine in the Associated Press media poll.
The Badgers had plunged from the third spot when they lost five-of-six. Now, however, the Badgers have won seven straight. They're 11-and-5 in the Big Ten, and 24-and-5 overall. The Wisconsin men's hockey team was off this weekend -- but the Badgers still went up by one place to Number-Five in the new U-S College Hockey Online poll.
The Badgers are 19-9-and-2 as they wind down the regular season, their first in the Big Ten Conference.
Minnesota, whom the Badgers swept in a home series last month, is back at Number-One this week. The Gophers are 23-4-and-5. Boston College fell to second.