The Badgers, fourth in the Big Ten with a 9-3 conference mark, are, however, impressing the computer rankings. In the Rick Kern Percentage Index, which attempts to mimic the system used by the NCAA for tournament seeding purposes, Wisconsin is No. 11 in the nation, No. 4 in the Mideast Region.
The Badgers (15-5 overall), host Northwestern (8-14, 3-9) Wednesday before traveling to face the Illini (15-6, 7-5) Friday.