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Northwestern up to 28 votes in Jan. 23 AP Poll

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The Wildcats are now 28th in the nation.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) jumped up from seven votes last week to 28 votes this week in the AP Poll, good for the 28th spot in the nation.

The Wildcats had an undefeated week, beating Ohio State 74-72 Sunday in Columbus. It was the Wildcats’ first win at Ohio State since 1977. They have won four games in a row and sit a half game back in the Big Ten.

Northwestern trails Wisconsin (No. 15), Purdue (No. 20) and Maryland (No. 22) in the Big Ten. No other teams in the conference received votes.

Here is the entire poll:

AP Poll Jan. 23

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
1 Villanova (35) 1591 19-1 1
2 Kansas (28) 1572 18-1 2
3 Gonzaga (2) 1471 19-0 4
4 Kentucky 1414 17-2 5
5 Baylor 1379 18-1 6
6 Florida State 1215 18-2 10
7 Arizona 1190 18-2 14
8 UCLA 1177 19-2 3
9 North Carolina 1171 18-3 9
10 Oregon 1035 18-2 11
11 Butler 914 17-3 13
12 Virginia 803 15-3 16
13 Louisville 796 16-4 12
14 Notre Dame 767 17-3 15
15 Wisconsin 746 16-3 17
16 Creighton 731 18-2 7
17 Duke 628 15-4 18
18 West Virginia 569 15-4 7
19 Cincinnati 478 17-2 20
20 Purdue 412 16-4 21
21 St. Mary's (Cal.) 290 17-2 23
22 Maryland 261 17-2 25
23 South Carolina 171 15-4 24
24 Xavier 146 14-5 22
25 Florida 47 14-5 19
Also Receiving Votes:  Kansas State (15-4) 41; SMU (17-4) 33; Northwestern (16-4) 28; UNC-Wilmington (19-2) 14; Iowa State (12-6) 12; Virginia Tech (15-4) 7; Southern California (17-4) 6; Dayton (15-4) 6; Illinois State (16-4) 1; Akron (16-3) 1; Utah (14-5) 1; Middle Tennessee (17-3) 1

Northwestern also received 21 votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll, good for tied for 26th in the nation.