AP Top 25: Wisconsin jumps 2 spots to No. 21

Mike McGinnis

The Badgers' first week of the 2013 season concludes with a two-spot climb in the AP poll.

Wisconsin's 45-0 rout of UMass opened the season in spectacular fashion, and the Badgers have been rewarded by the AP Top 25 released Tuesday morning. The Badgers jumped two spots to No. 21, garnering 287 votes.

The rise, while a 45-0 win is impressive regardless of opponent, was likely due more to losses by Boise State and TCU. Nebraska also fell four spots to No. 22 after struggling to knock off Wyoming Saturday.

Other Big Ten teams in the polls:

  • Ohio State: No. 3, one-spot drop after 40-20 win over Buffalo
  • Michigan: No. 17, unchanged after 59-9 win over Central Michigan
  • Northwestern: No. 19, three-spot climb after 44-30 win over Cal
Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1,497 1
2 Oregon 1-0 1,355 3
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1,330 2
4 Clemson (1) 1-0 1,304 8
5 Stanford 0-0 1,277 4
6 South Carolina 1-0 1,181 6
7 Texas A&M 1-0 1,085 7
8 Louisville 1-0 1,073 9
9 LSU 1-0 971 12
10 Florida State 1-0 953 11
11 Georgia 0-1 894 5
12 Florida 1-0 875 10
13 Oklahoma State 1-0 780 13
14 Notre Dame 1-0 707 14
15 Texas 1-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma 1-0 612 16
17 Michigan 1-0 583 17
18 UCLA 1-0 387 21
19 Northwestern 1-0 320 22
20 Washington 1-0 315 NR
21 Wisconsin 1-0 287 23
22 Nebraska 1-0 219 18
23 Baylor 1-0 150 NR
24 TCU 0-1 148 20
25 USC 1-0 135 24
Others Receiving Votes: Miami (FL) 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona State 48, Michigan State 42, Northern Illinois 27, Cincinnati 27, Fresno State 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn State 4, Boise State 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1

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