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Wisconsin drops in both AP Top 25, Amway Coaches Poll

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The pollsters must want more from the Badgers.

NCAA Football: Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After winning their first two games, the Wisconsin Badgers aren’t gaining traction in either poll.

Wisconsin now ranks No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Voters in both polls dropped the Badgers down a spot in each the Badgers’ 31–14 win against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

After having two teams in the top five of the AP poll, only Penn State (No. 5) represents the Big Ten now. Ohio State (1–1) fell to No. 8 after its 31–16 loss to now-No. 2 Oklahoma (2–0). Michigan bumps up to No. 7.

In the coaches poll, the Badgers fell yet another spot after starting the season at No. 10. The Buckeyes dropped seven spots to No. 9 after losing to the now-No. 3 Sooners. The Nittany Lions (No. 5) and Wolverines (No. 7) both remain in the top 10.

Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, USC, and Penn State represent the top five in each poll, with only the Tigers and Sooners ranked differently between the two.

[Update, Sept. 17 1:20 p.m. CT: Corrected UW’s rank in the Coaches poll previously. We apologize for the error.]