Week 14 college football rankings: Wisconsin climbs in AP Top 25, USA TODAY Coaches, Harris Polls

Hannah Foslien

After defeating Minnesota 20-7 and retaining Paul Bunyan's Axe -- with some added drama, too boot -- Wisconsin rose in the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Polls released Sunday.

In the AP, which does not count toward the BCS standings that will be released later Sunday night, the Badgers rose two spots to No. 14. Ahead of them by just six points is Arizona State, the team against which Wisconsin lost via a controversial ending that has marred much of the remainder of the season. No. 14 is the targeted spot for UW in the BCS rankings, as that will make the Badgers eligible for an at-large BCS bid.

In his latest bowl projections, SB Nation's Jason Kirk once again has Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl, facing a Clemson team he believes will will replace Florida State as the ACC's No. 1 team. FSU is expected to play No. 1 Alabama in the BCS National Championship, barring a surprise loss by either team over the regular season's final weeks.

In the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, meanwhile, Wisconsin rose three spots to No. 14. Again, the coaches poll does factor into the BCS rankings and obviously bodes well for UW's BCS hopes.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 11-0 1,496 1
2 Florida State (4) 11-0 1,444 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 1,375 4
4 Auburn 10-1 1,294 6
5 Missouri 10-1 1,202 8
6 Clemson 10-1 1,196 7
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,177 11
8 Stanford 9-2 1,002 10
9 Baylor 9-1 976 3
10 South Carolina 9-2 960 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 929 13
12 Oregon 9-2 731 5
13 Arizona State 9-2 690 19
14 Wisconsin 9-2 684 16
15 LSU 8-3 642 18
16 Fresno State 10-0 619 15
17 UCF 9-1 588 17
18 Northern Illinois 11-0 470 20
19 Texas A&M 8-3 429 9
20 Oklahoma 9-2 386 22
21 Louisville 10-1 383 NR
22 UCLA 8-3 300 14
23 USC 9-3 262 23
24 Duke 9-2 135 25
25 Notre Dame 8-3 68 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Georgia 15, Texas 10, Cincinnati 10, Mississippi 7, Nebraska 6, Arizona 6, Minnesota 5, Vanderbilt 1, East Carolina 1, North Dakota State 1

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 11-0 1,544 1
2 Florida State (6) 11-0 1,488 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 1,428 3
4 Clemson 10-1 1,289 6
5 Auburn 10-1 1,268 7
6 Missouri 10-1 1,243 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,225 9
8 Baylor 9-1 1,009 4
9 South Carolina 9-2 1,003 11
10 Stanford 9-2 981 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 962 13
12 Oregon 9-2 777 5
13 Fresno State 10-0 687 16
14 Wisconsin 9-2 661 17
15 LSU 8-3 646 19
16 Louisville 10-1 603 15
17 Oklahoma 9-2 581 18
18 Arizona State 9-2 574 22
19 UCF 9-1 512 20
20 Northern Illinois 11-0 459 21
21 Texas A&M 8-3 410 10
22 UCLA 8-3 257 14
23 USC 9-3 210 25
24 Duke 9-2 203 24
25 Cincinnati 9-2 47 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 17, Minnesota 12, Texas 12, East Carolina 11, Georgia 8, Nebraska 7, Miami (FL) 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Arizona 2, Vanderbilt 2

Harris Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (99) 11-0 2,595 1
2 Florida State (5) 11-0 2,494 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 2,389 3
4 Clemson 10-1 2,148 6
5 Auburn 10-1 2,139 7
6 Missouri 10-1 2,109 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 2,013 9
8 Stanford 9-2 1,759 11
9 Baylor 9-1 1,679 4
10 South Carolina 9-2 1,620 12
11 Michigan State 10-1 1,595 13
12 Oregon 9-2 1,284 5
13 Fresno State 10-0 1,206 14
14 LSU 8-3 1,155 17
15 Wisconsin 9-2 1,035 19
16 Arizona State 9-2 976 22
17 Northern Illinois 11-0 936 18
18 Louisville 10-1 930 16
19 Oklahoma 9-2 856 21
20 Central Florida 9-1 855 20
21 Texas A&M 8-3 698 10
22 UCLA 8-3 391 15
23 USC 9-3 385 23
24 Duke 9-2 298 24
25 Notre Dame 8-3 55 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 47, Georgia 37, Minnesota 21, Nebraska 16, Miami (FL) 15, Mississippi 15, Texas 15, East Carolina 14, Arizona 13, Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Washington 2, Michigan 1.
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