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:
|4||Mississippi State||Mississippi State||TCU|
|7||Ohio State||Ohio State||Baylor|
|8||Georgia||Michigan State||Ohio State|
|11||Kansas State||Kansas State||Auburn|
|13||Arizona State||Arizona State||Kansas State|
|19||Marshall||Ole Miss||Georgia Tech|
|21||Colorado State||Colorado State||LSU|
|25||Boise State||Boise State||Nebraska|