Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
After dismantling Nebraska, the Badgers make their triumphant return -- objectively -- to B5Q's Top 25. No homerism here!
With full faith in the decision, I have returned the Wisconsin Badgers to B5Q's Top 25. The real question, now, concerns their precise placing in the bottom portion of the ballot.
I did that with complete objectivity, though I'm sure it'll trigger some sort of bias alert when the mothership's ballot is compiled tomorrow. Naturally, I imagine many of you won't argue too much with the Badgers sliding in at No. 24. But I wanted to elicit feedback and see what you think before considering any last-minute revisions.
Quick note: you'll see that Penn State jumped six spots and Boise State rose five. Those big changes aren't due to my reaction to last week's results -- Penn State was idle and Boise State beat Nevada by just six points -- but rather a final reorganization of the ballot as things settle into their more concrete, bowl-season picture.