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Badgers hold at No. 17 in latest FanPulse Poll

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See where the rest of the nation sits as the season winds down.

Wisconsin football got back to winning ways this week as the Badgers knocked off rival Iowa 24-22. In turn, Wisconsin remains at No. 17 in this week’s FanPulse Poll. It was a huge win for the Badgers to help turn the season back around and fans seemed to have a new confidence after the win.

82% of you feel confident in the direction of the football program which is up 3% from last week. The Badgers win not only improved confidence, but it also helped stay within striking distance of the Minnesota Golden Gophers who currently lead Wisconsin by two games in the West division race.

The Gophers shocked the world last week and were rewarded by the fans as they now rank 7th in the latest FanPulse release. Penn State dropped to No. 9 in the losing effort at Minnesota after being ranked as high as fourth in the college football playoff.

Despite the big jump, the undefeated Gophers and Baylor Bears still sit behind one loss Georgia and Alabama as the race for the College Football playoff heats up.

Speaking of Alabama, the talk of the nation was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this past weekend as the No. 1 ranked LSU Tigers went into Bryant-Denny Stadium and shocked a lot of people with their dominating performance over the Crimson Tide. With that win, LSU now has four strong wins on the season which should turn in the most polished resume come season’s end.

In addition to the playoff race, the Heisman race may have found its big front runner this past weekend in the form of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow threw for nearly 400 yards in the win at Alabama which should catapult him to the top spot. The fans of the nation agreed as Burrow lead the way with 82.2% of the votes. Given that large number, the race for the 2nd and 3rd spot may be the only thing to still debate down the stretch.

The college football season is sadly starting to wind down, but there’s still the best part of the schedule ahead of us including a ton of ranked match ups this upcoming weekend. If you want to let your voice be heard, join FanPulse today and let us know your opinions. FanPulse is the only rankings decided by YOU the fans. Let your voice be heard and sign up today!

The college basketball season started last week and you can also make your voice heard there via the FanPulse link above. The fan’s confidence in the Badgers took a hit after the first week of the season, dropping down to 57.5% after a season-opening loss to Saint Mary’s and a not quite as dominating as you might like win over Eastern Illinois.