After their 49-20 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers, the Wisconsin Badgers stayed put in one poll but bounced up into the top five in the other.
Wisconsin (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) remained at No. 6 in the Amway Coaches Poll but jumped to No. 5 in the AP Top 25, which were released on Sunday afternoon.
Washington (10-1) leapfrogged the Badgers in the coaches poll.
Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) stayed at No. 2 in both rankings, while Michigan (10-1, 7-1) moved up to No. 3 in the AP but stayed at No. 4 in the coaches poll after their respective victories on Saturday.
According to the AP, the Big Ten—with the Buckeyes, Wolverines and Badgers—has three teams in the top five of its poll for the first time in 56 years.
#Big10 has 3 in top 5 of #APTop25 for 1st time in 56 years: No. 2 #OhioState, No. 3 #Michigan, No. 5 #Wisconsin. https://t.co/KBKcaVSsaT pic.twitter.com/yjMNCL0J3G— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 20, 2016
Penn State (9-2, 7-1) and Nebraska (9-2, 6-2) both bumped up two spots to No. 8 and No. 15, respectively, in the coaches poll. The Nittany Lions also moved up to No. 8 in the AP, up one slot, while the Huskers are now at No. 17, up two.
Wisconsin looks to retain Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the 13th consecutive meeting at Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday (2:30 p.m. CST, Big Ten Network).