Despite not playing a game during Week 3, Wisconsin rose a spot in the updated AP Poll. Wisconsin (2-0) has outscored their opponents by 110 points, and has not yet surrendered a score on defense. The Badgers are now tied for 13th in the weekly poll with Big Ten competitor Penn State. The Badgers standing remained unchanged in the Coaches Poll.
New @AP_Top25 poll— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 15, 2019
6 Ohio St
7 Notre Dame
13 Penn St
17 Texas A&M
19 Wash St
20 Boise St
24 Arizona St
In the top ten there was very little movement in the rankings, with the top nine teams holding from a week ago. Utah climbs a spot to leapfrog Michigan and take over the 10th spot in the AP.
As it stands the SEC and PAC-12 conferences lead the power five with having six teams each in the updated polls. The SEC dominates the top of the polls though with Alabama, Georgia, and LSU all in the top five in both polls.
The #Badgers are ranked No. 13 in the newest AP Poll and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll. The “can’t lose if you don’t play” strategy paying off yet again!— Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) September 15, 2019
Ohio State is the highest ranked team in the B1G conference at No. 6, with Michigan at No. 11 and Penn State at No. 13.
Wisconsin maintains their hold as the highest ranked team in the B1G West division at 13th or 14th depending on your preference, with 18th ranked Iowa being the only other division member in the poll.
Michigan State completely dropped out of the poll after losing at home in a close contest with Arizona State on Saturday. Maryland also fell out of the rankings after losing to Temple.
The AP newcomers
California, Arizona State and TCU round out the bottom three spots of the poll. All three undefeated teams find themselves in the top-25 for the first time this year.
At the bottom of the coaches poll Virginia, Cal, Arizona State and Kansas State all are new members.
Wisconsin will play against highly ranked Michigan on Saturday in a big matchup at Camp Randall.