Capping off a big weekend for the Badgers, Wisconsin has catapulted up the weekly rankings.
The Badgers were voted #16 in the USA Today Amway Coaches poll and #10 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll.
This is the 135th week in school history that the #Badgers have been ranked in the AP top 10, and first time since the end of the 2011 season. Wisconsin at #10 matches the best season debut for an unranked team in poll history (Arizona – 2014).
The rest of the AP top 10:
3. Florida State
4. Ohio State
Cichy, Gaglianone earn honors
Cichy won the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week award. The Lott IMPACT player trophy is awarded to a defensive player who is both outstanding on and off the field.
Kicker Rafael Gaglianone won Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week award, Lou Groza Award Star of the Week, and the Rose Bowl Player of the Week award. The Brazil native went 3-3 on field goals in the game including two from greater than 40 yards, including the game winner.
Jacobs will play snaps at linebacker once again.
Due to Chris Orr’s season ending ACL injury, Paul Chyrst announced that fullback Leon Jacobs will be pulling double duty playing both inside linebacker and fullback. With Alec Ingold and Austin Ramesh getting most snaps at fullback, Jacobs will be able to provide depth at the linebacker position for the Badgers.
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