Only two weeks into the college basketball season, there have already been plenty of surprises for the AP’s top 25 teams. Some are looking even better than predicted (hello, Iowa State!), while others (including mighty Kentucky) haven’t quite risen to meet championship expectations.
One team that’s very much in the former category is the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers, winners over both Florida and St. John’s already. Even as Sam Dekker and company have run out to a 4-0 start, though, they’re having uncharacteristic problems getting the job done on the boards.
Herein, a closer look at Wisconsin’s rebounding troubles, along with more uncertain areas that will determine how high the rest of this week’s Top 25 can climb (or how far they will fall) as the season goes on.