As expected, the Wisconsin Badgers have made a big jump in the first polls of Week 13. After routing Nebraska and seeing Melvin Gordon make history, the Badgers jumped seven spots to No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Nebraska dropped eight spots to No. 19.
In the AP Top 25 released later Sunday afternoon, Wisconsin jumped eight spots to No. 14
Though Wisconsin's season hinges on the results of the forthcoming two games, the polls indicate an impressive perception of Wisconsin nationwide. After losing to Northwestern in the Big Ten opener in early October, Wisconsin has reeled off five consecutive wins. The win over Nebraska also puts the Badgers atop the Big Ten West division, and their final two games are against teams directly below them in the standings: Iowa (road) and Minnesota.
Also representing the Big Ten in the Coaches Poll are Ohio State (No. 7) and Michigan State (No. 9). Here's the full top 25, along with the Massey composite computer rankings.
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|4||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||Mississippi State|
|7||Ohio State||Ohio State||Baylor|
|8||Ole Miss||Ole Miss||Ohio State|
|12||Kansas State||UCLA||Michigan State|
|13||Arizona State||Arizona||Kansas State|
|16||Auburn||Georgia Tech||Arizona State|