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College football rankings: Wisconsin No. 14 in AP Top 25, Coaches Poll

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Next weekend's matchup between Minnesota and Wisconsin features two ranked teams seeking Paul Bunyan's Axe and a chance to face Ohio State for the Big Ten Championship.

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With a 26-24 victory in Iowa City against the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Wisconsin Badgers -- who also kept the Heartland Trophy and clinched a share of the Big Ten West division title -- moved up one spot to No. 14 in the USA Today Amway Coaches' Poll. They also remained No. 14 in the AP Top 25.

This sets up a huge matchup on Saturday against the No. 22 Minnesota Golden Gophers, who had an impressive 28-24 comeback win on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Not only will the winner receive Paul Bunyan's Axe, it'll head to Indianapolis as the Big Ten West division champion to face Ohio State the week after.

Two Big Ten teams made the Top 10s, as Ohio State sits No. 7 in both and Michigan State rests No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the Coaches Poll. Bo Pelini's Nebraska team fell out of both polls after the heartbreaking loss in Lincoln.

Here's are the full AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, plus the Massey composite standings:

AP Coaches Massey composite
1 Florida State Alabama Alabama
2 Alabama Florida State Oregon
3 Oregon Oregon Mississippi State
4 Mississippi State Mississippi State TCU
5 Baylor TCU Georgia
6 TCU Baylor Florida State
7 Ohio State Ohio State Baylor
8 Georgia Michigan State Ohio State
9 UCLA Georgia Ole Miss
10 Michigan State UCLA UCLA
11 Kansas State Kansas State Auburn
12 Arizona Arizona Michigan State
13 Arizona State Arizona State Kansas State
14 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
15 Auburn Georgia Tech Oklahoma
16 Georgia Tech Auburn Arizona
17 Missouri Missouri Missouri
18 Ole Miss Oklahoma Marshall
19 Marshall Ole Miss Georgia Tech
20 Oklahoma Marshall Arizona State
21 Colorado State Colorado State LSU
22 Minnesota Minnesota Arkansas
23 Clemson Louisville Louisville
24 Louisville Clemson Clemson
25 Boise State Boise State Nebraska
For a composite Top 25, visit SBNation.com