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Badgers climb to #4 in Polls


Madison, WISCONSIN (WKOW)  The Badger basketball team has deciphered the code when it comes to climbing the polls, just win.

The 10-0 Badgers are now ranked number four in the latest Associated Press poll.

It's Wisconsin's first trip into the top five since being ranked number three in 2007.

The Badgers only have three more games in December, all of them at home.

The toughest of those three games may be Wednesday against UW-Milwaukee.

They could easily run the table this month and climb higher.

"I hope they understand that they've done things that have put them in this position. They've been successful. They have to deal with that. But everybody is going to come at us the same way. Everybody is going to try to get a piece of the Badgers," said head coach Bo Ryan.

"Because of the leadership we have I think the right things are being said in the locker room. They've knocked off in years past teams that have been highly ranked. So they know highly ranked teams are just as vulnerable as anybody else."

Arizona is number one, followed by Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State in that order.

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