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Wisconsin football: Badgers rise in Coaches, AP polls


After a dominant 54-10 win against Akron at home, the Wisconsin Badgers have risen in the polls. Two weeks after entering the season unranked, Wisconsin finds itself ranked amongst the best teams in college football.

The Badgers rose to 12th in the Amway Coaches Poll, moving up four spots from 16th last week. They are the fifth Big Ten team in the top 12, behind Ohio State (4), Michigan (5), Michigan State (8), and Iowa (11). The Big Ten now ranks second in teams in the top 25, behind the SEC, which has eight – but only one in the top 12 (Alabama, 1).

The Badgers’ jump of four spots is tied for  the third-largest in the top 25, along with Texas and Texas A&M and behind Louisville (five spots) and Arkansas (eight spots).

Additionally, Wisconsin rose one spot in the AP poll to 9th, their highest rank in a season since 2011. The Badgers still fell behind Ohio State (3) and Michigan (4), but ranked above of both Michigan State (12) and Iowa (13). The Big Ten ranked second again behind the SEC, who had eight ranked teams in the AP poll as well.

Wisconsin looks to continue its dominant season at home next week against Georgia State (0-2). Kickoff is at 11 a.m. at Camp Randall.