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Badgers fall to No. 12 in SB Nation’s FanPulse poll

To be honest, it’s not as bad as expected.

There were a lot of bad performances this past Saturday but the Badgers 24-23 loss at Illinois seems to be the one that took the cake. In turn, the Badgers dropped down in the AP and Coaches Poll, and dropped to No. 12 in this week’s FanPulse Poll. That spot isn’t as bad as it could have been, as many thought the Badgers would end up in the high teens after such a bad loss. Badger fans agreed with the National Poll again this week as they also slotted the Badgers in the 12 spot.

The biggest drop however was not in the polls, but in the confidence from the fanbase instead. After Week 7, 98.2% of Wisconsin fans were confident in the direction and results of the program. Obviously confidence lessened after Week 8, as just 71.8% of fans remain confident after the monumental upset.

Despite the poor loss for Wisconsin they’ll get an opportunity to right the ship this weekend as they travel to the Horseshoe to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes who are ranked No. 3 in this week’s FanPulse Poll. It may not be be a top-ten match up anymore, but the Badgers still have a great opportunity in front of them to make a statement and get right back in the hunt.

Ohio State v Northwestern Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Speaking of OSU-Wisconsin, this upcoming weekend plays host to a ton of great college football games. In this week’s poll question, fans were asked which game they were most excited for on Saturday. Auburn-LSU was the leader of the pack, getting 39% of the votes, but tOSU-Wisconsin was not much further behind with 34%. Notre Dame-Michigan appears to be the under the radar game for most people as the classic rivalry game netted just 13% of the vote.

Feel that the Badgers are getting disrespected? Think OSU-Wisconsin is the best game of the week? Well don’t just think it, act on it! Join the NCAA FanPulse for this college football season and let your opinions be heard by the masses. We’ve still got a long ways to go, and we want you to be apart of it!