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Wisconsin football: Badgers stand at No. 14 heading into the home opener

After another week of games, the Badgers rose in the rankings once again.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Wisconsin at Illinois Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s GAMEWEEK!

The Wisconsin Badgers long wait for their home opener against Illinois is finally over. Heading into the contest the Badgers will have a shiny new ranking next to their names, as Wisconsin rose in the updated Coaches Poll and AP Poll.

The Badgers found themselves ranked No. 14 according to the Coaches Poll and No. 14 by the AP Poll released Sunday.

Let’s take a look at the newly released rankings for teams in the Big Ten, and nationally.

The B1G

  • Ohio State —> No. 5 Coaches Poll, No. 5 AP Poll
  • Penn State —> No. 7 Coaches Poll, No. 8 AP Poll
  • Wisconsin —> No. 14 Coaches Poll, No. 14 AP Poll
  • Michigan —> No. 17 Coaches Poll, No. 18 AP Poll
  • Minnesota —> No. 21 Coaches Poll, No. 21 AP Poll

Nationwide musings

  • Must be nice to be able to lose by 17 points and still remain in the top-four of the Coaches Poll like Georgia.
  • North Carolina fell like a rock after hitting their highest ranking last week since 1997. Nicely done Florida State. The Badgers and Tar Heels actually tied in votes for the No. 14 spot in the AP-Poll, with 577 points each.
  • Clemson and Alabama confirmed their dominance over the weekend with strong showings and firmly stand as the top-two teams in the country.
NCAA Football: Clemson at Georgia Tech Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
  • Michigan and Minnesota will not only feature GameDay this upcoming weekend, but both teams are officially ranked by the Coaches and AP polls.
  • The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers maneuvered their way into the polls as well after taking down Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday night...you love to see it.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 12 Coastal Carolina at Kansas Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Newcomers

AP Top-25: No. 22 Marshall; No. 23 NC State; No. 25 Coastal Carolina

Coaches Poll: No. 22 NC State; No. 24 Coastal Carolina; No. 25 Marshall

Drop outs

AP Top-25: No. 15 Auburn; No. 18 Tennessee; No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette

Coaches Poll: No. 14 Auburn; No. 17 Tennessee; No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette