Badgers move up one spot to No. 13 in AP Top 25 Poll

The Wisconsin Badgers may have had a bye week, but they still made noise in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. They moved up one spot to No. 13 and are now tied with Penn State for the spot.

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The top teams in the poll didn’t change much. Clemson remains at No. 1 receiving 57 of the 62 first-place votes. Alabama holds the No. 2 spot receiving five first place votes. Those two are followed then by Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Florida.

The Big Ten had their troubles this week as both Michigan State and Maryland fell out of the top 25. The Spartans were beat by Arizona State 10-7 and the Terrapins lost to Temple 20-17 over the weekend. Michigan also dropped out of the top 10 falling one spot to No. 11. The Big Ten has five teams in the top 25.

The Badgers will face their biggest test of the season so far when they host Michigan on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 11am.

Wisconsin, Marquette both fall in AP Poll

Wisconsin went 1-1 over the last week and fell in the latest Associated Press Poll. The Badgers dropped two spots to No. 21 after losing to Indiana on Tuesday and beating Penn St. on Saturday.

Marquette took an even bigger hit after losing twice over the last week. The Golden Eagles fell six spots to No. 16 thanks to losses against Villanova and Creighton.

With two games to go, the Badgers (20-9, 12-6) sit in fourth place in the Big Ten. UW will return to action Thursday when they host Iowa.

The Golden Eagles have two games left as well. They return to the court Wednesday on the road against Seton Hall.