It was a great weekend of college football this past week, with ranked match-ups and upsets all across the country. Many teams made statements to the college football world, while some others let opportunities slip through their hands. Thankfully for Wisconsin, they were part of the statement category as the Badgers dismantled Michigan State to push their record to 6-0 on the season which moved them to No. 6 in SB Nation’s FanPulse Poll.
Wisconsin wasn’t the only Big Ten team to make a jump this week as both Ohio State and Penn State currently sit in the top ten as well. The Buckeyes currently sit at No. 4 in the national poll, but No. 1 in the Ohio State fan poll. It appears Ohio State fans are still not lacking any confidence.
The Nittany Lions currently sit one spot behind Wisconsin at No. 7. The Michigan Wolverines also hung around as they sit at No. 19 in the current ranking. As for other Big Ten West teams, one rival fell out of the rankings while the other jumped in. After back to back losses to Michigan and Penn State Iowa dropped out (aww) while Minnesota jumped in at No. 15 after their 6-0 start and beat down of Nebraska.
Outside of the Big Ten the rankings shifted as well, as Georgia dropped to No. 10 after their overtime loss to South Carolina. Texas also dropped a few spots to No. 14 after their loss in the Red River Rivalry. Alabama held the top spot once again, while LSU, of course, jumped into the second spot after their win over Florida.
In addition to the Top-25 FanPulse Poll, each fan base was asked who their Heisman leader is halfway through the season. LSU’s Joe Burrow lead the way with 35% of the vote, while Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts received 24.4% of the votes. Despite the dominating season by Jonathan Taylor, he was only listed at third with 21.3% of the votes.
I am sure most Wisconsin fans disagree with this ranking, but the Heisman really is a quarterback award at this point so I am not too surprised. Still, it will be interesting to see if Taylor can upset that narrative in the second half of the season.
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