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Wisconsin Football: Badgers move up to No. 14 in latest AP, coaches’ poll

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The Wisconsin Badgers (8-2 overall, 5-2 B1G) took a small step forward Sunday afternoon in both the AP and coaches’ top-25 polls following a 37-21 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6 overall, 2-5 B1G).

Wisconsin moved up one spot, jumping No. 16 Auburn (7-3 overall, 4-3 SEC) which fell from the No. 13 spot after a loss to No. 4 Georgia (9-1 overall, 6-1 SEC).

Notable teams in front of Wisconsin are No. 11 Minnesota (9-1 overall, 6-1 B1G) and No. 12 Michigan (8-2 overall, 5-2 B1G). Wisconsin beat Michigan 35-14 earlier in the season and will finish up regular season play against Minnesota in two weeks.

Key Movers

  • Minnesota drops from No. 7 to No. 11 in both polls.
  • In both polls, Alabama (9-1 overall, 6-1 SEC) drops one spot to No. 5, and Georgia moves up one spot to No. 4.
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  • Texas A&M (7-3 overall, 4-2 SEC) rejoins both polls at No. 24.
  • Indiana (7-3 overall, 4-3 B1G) drops out of both polls after a close loss to No. 9 Penn State (9-1 overall, 6-1 B1G).
  • Texas (6-4 overall, 4-3 Big 12) drops out of both polls after losing 23-21 to Iowa State (6-4 overall, 4-3 Big 12).
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Differences between AP and coaches’ polls

  • Oklahoma (9-1 overall, 6-1 Big 12) and Utah (9-1 overall, 6-1 Pac-12) are flip-flopped at No. 7 and No. 8. Oklahoma is No. 7 in the coaches’ poll, and Utah is No. 7 in the AP poll.
  • Appalachian State (9-1 overall, 5-1 Sun Belt) and Oklahoma State (7-3 overall, 4-3 Big 12) are also flip-flopped at No. 22 and No. 23. Appalachian State is No. 22 in the coaches’ poll, and Oklahoma State is No. 22 in the AP poll.
  • San Diego State (8-2 overall, 5-2 Mountain West) rejoins the coaches’ poll at No. 25 while Virginia Tech (7-3 overall, 4-2 ACC) makes its first appearance in the AP poll at No. 25.
Fresno State v San Diego State Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images