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21. Wisconsin

The Badgers have never finished lower than fourth in the Big Ten in coach Bo Ryans 12 seasons. This season they can again expect to be a top team in both the conference and the nation despite losing their entire starting frontcourt. Forward Sam Dekker started just three games but he was just the fourth true freshman ever to start under Ryan. The Badgers will need him to score more this season. The return of guard Josh Gasser, a two-year starter who missed last season with a knee injury, will help solidify the backcourt. And the addition of freshman forward Nigel Hayes, who Wisconsin beat out Ohio State to get, will add toughness to the lineup.
-- C.L. Brown