Week 15 college football rankings: Wisconsin falls to No. 21 in AP Top 25

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The Badgers tumbled after their shocking loss to Penn State Saturday.

Update, 12:18 p.m.: The Badgers also fell seven spots to No. 21 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. The full poll is below.

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Likely playing for an at-large BCS bowl bid, Wisconsin was tripped up by Penn State Saturday. The full consequences will become known when the latest BCS rankings are released later Sunday night, but the initial result has the Badgers tumbling seven spots to No. 21 in the Week 15 AP Top 25.

Wisconsin had previously jumped two spots to No.14 in the AP poll after beating Minnesota last week, and similar climbs in the USA TODAY Coaches and Harris Polls led to a big leap to No. 15 in the BCS standings that had Badgers fans eyeing a fourth straight BCS bowl trip that would come with finishing within the top 14. Now, something like the Capital One Bowl seems more likely. SB Nation's Jason Kirk has Wisconsin there, facing Auburn in a match-up of the No. 2 Big Ten and SEC teams.

The Coaches and Harris Polls will be released throughout the afternoon, with the BCS standings coming in the evening.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida State (58) 12-0 1,498 2
2 Ohio State 12-0 1,418 3
3 Auburn (2) 11-1 1,387 4
4 Alabama 11-1 1,294 1
5 Missouri 11-1 1,281 5
6 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,197 7
7 Stanford 10-2 1,067 8
8 South Carolina 10-2 1,066 10
9 Baylor 10-1 1,020 9
10 Michigan State 11-1 1,002 11
11 Arizona State 10-2 843 13
12 Oregon 10-2 815 12
13 Clemson 10-2 813 6
14 LSU 9-3 690 15
15 UCF 10-1 621 17
16 Northern Illinois 12-0 596 18
17 UCLA 9-3 510 22
18 Oklahoma 9-2 503 20
19 Louisville 10-1 482 21
20 Duke 10-2 348 24
21 Wisconsin 9-3 299 14
22 Texas A&M 8-4 186 19
23 Texas 8-3 156 NR
24 Fresno State 10-1 124 16
25 Georgia 8-4 111 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 45, USC 28, Miami (FL) 26, Notre Dame 26, Iowa 23, Vanderbilt 16, Washington 6, Minnesota 2, North Dakota State 1

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida State (58) 12-0 1,546 2
2 Ohio State (4) 12-0 1,462 3
3 Auburn 11-1 1,437 5
4 Alabama 11-1 1,333 1
5 Missouri 11-1 1,315 6
6 Oklahoma State 10-1 1,248 7
7 South Carolina 10-2 1,100 9
7 Baylor 10-1 1,100 8
9 Michigan State 11-1 1,037 11
10 Stanford 10-2 1,034 10
11 Clemson 10-2 853 4
12 Oregon 10-2 843 12
13 Arizona State 10-2 765 18
14 LSU 9-3 720 15
15 Oklahoma 9-2 660 17
16 Louisville 10-1 625 16
17 UCF 10-1 572 19
18 Northern Illinois 12-0 547 20
19 UCLA 9-3 473 22
20 Duke 10-2 402 24
21 Wisconsin 9-3 266 14
22 Fresno State 10-1 215 13
23 Cincinnati 9-2 167 25
24 Texas 8-3 149 NR
25 Texas A&M 8-4 121 21
Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 47, Georgia 41, Vanderbilt 18, Iowa 13, Marshall 13, USC 10, Washington 6, Virginia Tech 4, Minnesota 4, Notre Dame 3, Ball State 1

Harris Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida State (97) 12-0 2,617 2
2 Ohio State (5) 12-0 2,488 3
3 Auburn (3) 11-1 2,422 5
4 Alabama 11-1 2,262 1
5 Missouri 11-1 2,231 6
6 Oklahoma State 10-1 2,083 7
7 Stanford 10-2 1,873 8
8 South Carolina 10-2 1,841 10
9 Baylor 10-1 1,778 9
10 Michigan State 11-1 1,758 11
11 Clemson 10-2 1,444 4
12 Oregon 10-2 1,398 12
13 Arizona State 10-2 1,277 16
14 LSU 9-3 1,258 14
15 Northern Illinois 12-0 1,104 17
16 Oklahoma 9-2 1,041 19
17 Louisville 10-1 1,013 18
18 UCF 10-1 967 20
19 UCLA 9-3 779 22
20 Duke 10-2 620 24
21 Wisconsin 9-3 485 15
22 Fresno State 10-1 428 13
23 Texas A&M 8-4 290 21
24 Texas 8-3 167 NR
25 Georgia 8-4 148 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 142, Miami (FL) 88, USC 51, Notre Dame 19, Ball State 17, Marshall 10, Iowa 7, Washington 7, Minnesota 4, Bowling Green 4, Vanderbilt 4
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