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Wisconsin football: U mad bro? UW moves up again!

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The Badgers can’t, nay won’t, stop moving up in the two traditional polls.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 20 Nebraska at Wisconsin Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Another week, another better looking ranking for your Wisconsin Badgers. While the Georgia Bulldogs hoard all of the first place votes again, the plucky, upstart Badgers are hoarding all of the eighteenth place votes. Smart if you ask me. Right in the meaty part of the curve, not showing off but not falling behind either.

The Big Ten and SEC each have five teams in the AP Poll and Coaches Poll as their ongoing battle for Power 5 conference supremacy rages on. There really wasn’t a whole lot of movement from outside the polls this week, only one team changed combined in both polls, but there was some definite reshuffling within the polls.

The B1G

  • Ohio State —> No. 3 Coaches Poll, No. 2 AP Poll
  • Michigan —> No. 6 Coaches Poll, No. 6 AP Poll
  • Michigan State —> No. 13 Coaches Poll, No. 12 AP Poll
  • Iowa —> No. 12 Coaches Poll, No. 17 AP Poll
  • Wisconsin —> No. 18 Coaches Poll, No. 18 AP Poll
  • Penn State —> receiving votes Coaches Poll, receiving votes AP Poll
  • Purdue —> receiving votes Coaches Poll, receiving votes AP Poll

Nationwide musings

  • Man, every year we go through this don’t we? We somehow convince ourselves that this is the year that the Ohio State Death Machine is going to run out of gas and, after they lost to Oregon at home early this year, it looked like it was going to happen! Welp, we were freaking wrong. The Buckeyes tore Michigan State limb from limb on Saturday, cementing their spot in the top-four of whatever poll you want to look at. I hate it so very much.
  • Would you look at Notre Dame! They are sitting right there at No. 5 in both polls and, as strange as this may sound...they’ve done it quietly. Who (besides J.J.) has been talking about the Irish this year? Nobody, that’s who! And now they are one spot outside the top-four and a potential Playoff berth? Crazy world we live in.
  • I am furious at the coaches for dropping my beloved UTSA Roadrunners two (!!) spots this week despite the fact that THEY REMAIN UNDEFEATED! Whatever, you’ll all look stupid when they finish the season undefeated!
  • Did any of you stay up to watch Utah absolutely flatten Oregon on Saturday night? The Utes have a ferocious defense and a methodical running game that wears on you and, you know what, they just might be the best team in the Pac-12 this year.
  • Annoying that Arkansas remained in the AP Poll so that Bama (who is highkey trash this year) can claim another top-25 win this week. Hell, Nebraska is probably better than the Hogs this year.

Newcomers

AP Top-25: none

Coaches Poll: No. 25 Kentucky

Drop outs

AP Top-25: none

Coaches Poll: No. 22 Arkansas