Wisconsin 17th in AP Top 25 for Week 12

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After a convincing win over BYU, Wisconsin jumped four spots in the AP poll.

Wisconsin's ascent up the college football rankings continued this weekend, as a 27-17 win over BYU boosted the Badgers further up the AP Top 25 poll. UW jumped four spots to No. 17, though the AP poll doesn't factor into the BCS standings that will be released later Sunday night. Wisconsin must finish within the top 14 teams in the computer rankings to be eligible for an at-large BCS bid.

Other Big Ten teams in the AP poll include Ohio State, which jumped one spot to No. 3 while on a bye thanks to Oregon's loss to Stanford, and Michigan State, which jumped four spots to No. 14 while also on a bye.

At No. 17, Wisconsin rests 85 points behind Fresno State, which is 9-0 and has games against New Mexico and San Jose State to finish its regular season. No. 15 UCF is 7-1 and just eight points ahead of Fresno State.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 9-0 1,472 1
2 Florida State (3) 9-0 1,418 3
3 Ohio State 9-0 1,310 4
4 Baylor 8-0 1,303 5
5 Stanford 8-1 1,272 6
6 Oregon 8-1 1,139 2
7 Auburn 9-1 1,109 7
8 Clemson 8-1 1,049 8
9 Missouri 9-1 1,012 9
10 Texas A&M 8-2 909 11
11 South Carolina 7-2 857 13
12 Oklahoma State 8-1 780 15
13 UCLA 7-2 669 16
14 Michigan State 8-1 633 18
15 UCF 7-1 596 19
16 Fresno State 9-0 588 17
17 Wisconsin 7-2 503 21
18 LSU 7-3 470 10
19 Louisville 8-1 467 20
20 Northern Illinois 9-0 396 22
21 Arizona State 7-2 362 23
22 Oklahoma 7-2 285 12
23 Texas 7-2 185 NR
24 Miami (FL) 7-2 121 14
25 Georgia 6-3 78 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi 68, Minnesota 60, Nebraska 16, Duke 11, USC 10, Washington 9, Ball State 7, Virginia Tech 5, Brigham Young 3, Notre Dame 2, Houston 1
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