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Wisconsin football: Badgers stay in the AP and Coaches Poll

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Despite not playing over the weekend, Wisconsin held strong in the AP Poll and jumped up a spot in the Coaches Poll.

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For the third time this season, the Wisconsin Badgers were unable to play this weekend, as the game was canceled due to COVID-19 complications with the Minnesota roster.

Despite not playing, Wisconsin came in at No. 19, which is up a spot from last week, in the newly released Coaches Poll, while standing pat at No. 18 in the updated AP Poll.

Let’s take a look at what else is noteworthy in the recently released rankings.

The B1G

  • Ohio State —> No. 4 Coaches Poll, No. 3 AP Poll
  • Indiana —> No. 11 Coaches Poll, No. 10 AP Poll
  • Northwestern —> No. 17 Coaches Poll, No. 16 AP Poll
  • Wisconsin —> No. 19 Coaches Poll, No. 18 AP Poll
  • Iowa —> No. 24 Coaches Poll No. 24 AP Poll

Nationwide musings

  • Clemson leap-frogged Ohio State in the Coaches Poll, as the Buckeyes missed their second game due to COVID-19 of the season.
  • Oregon’s loss on Friday evening to Oregon State resulted in the Ducks taking the biggest tumble in the rankings of the weekend in each poll.
  • Despite dropping out of the rankings just last weekend, Liberty jumped right back into the top-25 after a decisive 45-point drubbing of UMass.
  • The SEC still has three teams in the first six slots of both polls , with Alabama firmly at the top, and Texas A&M as well as Florida sitting at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.

Newcomers

AP Top-25: No. 23 Washington; No. 24 Iowa; No. 25 Liberty

Coaches Poll: No. 23 Washington; No. 24 Iowa; No. 25 Liberty

Drop outs

AP Top-25: No. 20 Texas; No. 22 Auburn; No. 25 North Carolina

Coaches Poll: No. 19 Auburn; No. 21 Texas; No. 23 North Carolina