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College football AP Top 25 poll, Week 3: Wisconsin rises to No. 20

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Wisconsin was rewarded for its Week 2 win over Tennessee Tech with a one-spot climb in the AP Top 25.

Mike McGinnis

On the heels of a Week 2 rout of Tennessee Tech, Wisconsin jumped one spot to No. 20 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday.

Four other Big Ten teams made the poll, including Ohio State (No. 4), Michigan (No. 11), Northwestern (No. 17) and Nebraska (No. 23). Michigan in particular enjoyed a sizable jump, climbing six spots from last week after a Saturday night 41-30 win over Notre Dame. Nebraska also fell one spot despite beating Southern Miss, 56-13.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (57) 1-0 1,494 1
2 Oregon (1) 2-0 1,385 2
3 Clemson (1) 2-0 1,332 4
4 Ohio State (1) 2-0 1,327 3
5 Stanford 1-0 1,271 5
6 Texas A&M 2-0 1,133 7
7 Louisville 2-0 1,105 8
8 LSU 2-0 1,075 9
9 Georgia 1-1 1,036 11
10 Florida State 1-0 1,011 10
11 Michigan 2-0 872 17
12 Oklahoma State 2-0 834 13
13 South Carolina 1-1 829 6
14 Oklahoma 2-0 675 16
15 Miami (FL) 2-0 615 NR
16 UCLA 1-0 488 18
17 Northwestern 2-0 452 19
18 Florida 1-1 405 12
19 Washington 1-0 392 20
20 Wisconsin 2-0 378 21
21 Notre Dame 1-1 333 14
22 Baylor 2-0 295 23
23 Nebraska 2-0 277 22
24 TCU 1-1 170 24
25 Mississippi 2-0 78 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 64, Michigan State 26, Texas 26, Fresno State 26, Northern Illinois 21, Virginia Tech 15, Brigham Young 14, Georgia Tech 10, Illinois 9, Arizona 9, Penn State 7, Bowling Green 7, Boise State 3, Tennessee 1

The coaches poll is also out, too. Wisconsin slides in at No. 18, a three-spot climb from last week.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama (58) 1-0 1545 1
2 Oregon (1) 2-0 1447 3
3 Ohio St. (2) 2-0 1429 2
4 Stanford 1-0 1327 4
5 Clemson 2-0 1307 5
6 Texas A&M (1) 2-0 1242 7
7 Louisville 2-0 1121 8
8 LSU 2-0 1067 11
9 Florida St. 1-0 1040 10
10 Georgia 1-1 1021 12
11 Oklahoma St. 2-0 866 14
12 Michigan 2-0 860 17
13 Oklahoma 2-0 800 15
14 South Carolina 1-1 788 6
15 Nebraska 2-0 478 19
16 Northwestern 2-0 473 20
17 UCLA 1-0 471 18
18 Wisconsin 2-0 455 21
18 Miami 2-0 455 24
20 Florida 1-1 410 9
21 Notre Dame 1-1 348 13
22 Baylor 2-0 297 NR
23 Washington 1-0 253 23
24 TCU 1-1 195 24
25 Mississippi 2-0 91 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 16 Texas (1-1), No. 22 Southern California (1-1).
Others Receiving Votes
Michigan State 74; Fresno State 59; Arizona State 48; Texas 38; Northern Illinois 27; Arizona 21; Brigham Young 18; Arkansas 16; Georgia Tech 12; Virginia Tech 8; Texas Tech 7; Central Florida 6; East Carolina 6; Southern California 5; Bowling Green 3; Illinois 3; Kansas State 3; Boise State 2; Tennessee 2; Utah 2; Utah State 2; Boston College 1; Rutgers 1.

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