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Wisconsin football: Badgers move up in both polls after dominant victory

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UW is No. 14 in the nation according to the press AND the coaches.

@B5Qphotos, Matt Fleming

The Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) beat up on the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-1) 61-0 on Saturday and the voters in both of the big two polls moved the Badgers up in response to, you know, not giving up points in either of the games they’ve played so far this year.

Wisconsin is ranked No. 14 in both the AP Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Top 25 poll and is the highest ranked team in the B1G West division. Clemson, Alabama and Georgia are the top three teams in both polls while Oklahoma and LSU occupy spots No. 4 and No. 5 in some order, depending on the poll.

The B1G has the most teams in the AP Poll again, with seven, and is tied for the most teams in the Coaches Poll with the SEC (add Mississippi State to the graphic below), again with seven.

Ohio State is No. 6 in both polls, and is the highest ranked B1G team, while arch-rival Michigan fell to No. 10 in both polls after having to go to overtime to beat Army. Penn State clocks in at No. 13 in the AP and No. 11 in the Coaches, with Wisconsin nipping on their heels at No. 14/14. MSU is No. 18/19, Iowa is No. 19/18 and Maryland (!!!) debuts at No. 21/25 because their offense just can’t stop scoring.

Nebraska ::stifles laughter:: dropped out of every poll imaginable, but still received one (1) vote in the Coaches Poll, which is the same number of votes that Tulane got! Minnesota received five votes in the Coaches Poll and one vote in the AP Poll.

The Badgers now settle into a bye week before gearing up to play Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, September 21st at 11 a.m. CT on FOX.